O LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you.
Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.
Mornings are hard for me. I’ve never been a morning person and admit that what I long for most in the mornings is five more minutes of sleep or an icy diet coke.
I need grace, especially in the mornings.
I need grace to reorient my longings, to choose to focus on the Father.
I need strength, especially in the mornings.
I need strength to face the day, to choose to enter into its challenges instead of dreaming of escape.
And in the mornings, I need reminding that no matter what difficulties lie ahead, I have a Savior to deliver me.
May your mornings be filled with grace as you focus on the Father, and your days with strength as you do what He has placed in front of you.