Are you happy it's Friday? Me too! :)
I'm wondering how you start your morning.
For me it's a nice, hot, sweet cup of coffee.
And the word...
If I'm doing a bible study, I try to get up early to do my "homework".
If not, I try to get up and read either my bible, or some inspirational books on prayer.
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If I wake up late and I have to rush, I at least like to start the day with something like this:
"Hey God! Thanks for this day! Thanks for my health and the ability I have to get up and get everyone going!"
Ha! No, it's not fancy or beautiful. But He doesn't care.
I really like the book Illuminata by Marianne Williamson. If I don't have words of my own, I use one of the prayers from her book. Here is one of my favorites for the morning:
Thank you for this new day, its beauty and its light.
Thank you for my chance to begin again.
Free me from the limitations of yesterday.
Today may I be reborn.
May I become more fully a reflection of Your radiance.
Give me strength and compassion and courage and wisdom.
Show me the light in myself and others.
May I recognize the good that is available everywhere.
May I be, this day, an instrument of love and healing.
Lead me into gentle pastures.
Give me deep peace that I might serve You most deeply.
If you don't do it already, I promise you it's worth it. Sometimes I would rather have that few extra minutes of sleep too, but there is no better way to start the day!
Have a wonderful weekend Friends!!