Up Early… And Prayer

At this moment it is 2:57 AM… I am wide awake… and writing my blog for today.

Dr. T.W. Hunt once said in a message I heard… “When I awake early in the morning, I take that as God’s call to pray.”  I wish I was that spiritual, but I’m not.  Or at least I’m not this morning.  But I did find a few thoughts about this time of day…

Sorrow may last for the night… but joy comes in the morning (Ps 30:5).

I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortressand a refuge in the day of my distress (Psalm 59:16).

Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days (Psalm 90:14).

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,for in you I trust.  Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul (Psalm 143:8).

And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, (Jesus) departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed (Mark 1:35).

Early in the morning (Jesus) came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them (John 8:2).

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus (Luke 24:1-3).

The early morning is a good time to listen and seek God…


3 comments on “Up Early… And Prayer

  1. Bed Time
    Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:25
    There was a recent newspaper story about a woman in Tel Aviv who decided to do something nice for her elderly mother. She bought her a new mattress. The woman’s bed was hard and lumpy; so as a surprise this woman had her mother’s old mattress carted off to the junk yard, and she replaced it with a brand new one. As it turns out, the older woman had hidden her life’s savings in that mattress. It was stuffed with over one million dollars. They haven’t found it yet, and an Israeli newspaper ran a picture of a woman desperately combing through a junkyard in southern Israel without success.

    Sometimes new, younger, succeeding generations of people can toss away something that’s very valuable without realizing its worth. Take church attendance, for example. Sometimes we avoid or discard the very thing we need the most. During challenging times, it’s vital for us to stay connected to a healthy church where we can be encouraged, nurtured, and helped. Let’s not forsake the assembling of ourselves together.
    When trials come, the greatest leaders of all, the wisest ones, will then turn their eyes toward heaven.
    David Jeremiah

  2. John says:

    Won’t get up to pray….won’t get up to play golf…

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