Morning Prayer

In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3

There is something special about mornings here at the Hornback homestead. Everything is quite and you can hear the song birds singing, an occasional fish jumping in the farm pond adjacent to the back yard, and the occasional rhythmic flutter of the tiny hummingbirds as they seek the sweet syrup from the flowers that adorn the gardens around the homestead. In the quiet mornings, I love to meander around the gardens of our home as I enjoy my morning coffee. It is there I begin my daily conversation with the Lord.

Today’s Psalm passage reminds us that the Lord always hears our voice in the morning as we talk with Him, as we lay our requests before Him, and as we wait expectantly for His reply. The Lord especially hears the voice of those struggling with an illness like Alzheimer’s or other dementia related disease. He understands the mental weakness and frustration that accompanies this disease and waits for our cries for help.

I love to pray in the mornings when my mind is much clearer. Perhaps you are a morning person as well. Spend some time in prayer and lay your requests at His throne before you begin your day long battle. I find that my day always goes better when I read, pray, and listen for Him in the morning. If I can do these three things, then I am assured He is with me all day long. He will do the same for you if you will call on Him in the morning!

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