Prayer in the Morning Helps the Day


like today,
things don’t start out so well.
Headaches, burdens, deadlines,
all take their toll.
But got to get to work early.
I usually do some Bible reading,
some prayer and some writing.
Today I cut the reading and prayer short,
and cut the writing out altogether.
I have to get to work early—
so much to do!
Burdens, deadlines, and headaches.
So I read the word a little,
and started to pray.
Oh God help me
for this day.
Then I thought to make a list:
The job and Fred Fox and wife
Mom and Earl
Kate and Dick and the job
My headache and pains and worries.
A few minutes to pray,
and I must go.
I hate it when prayer is hurried.
Oh God, I commit all
these things to You.
I buckled down
and poured my heart out.
I made the minutes count.
Prayer for others
and for myself
and for the Lord’s will in everything.
Trust the Lord,
I always will;
He keeps the morning still.
When I took my head
up from my desk
My burdens were gone!
And I felt strong!
The day went well.
I knew it would.
With the Lord at my side
what could go wrong.
Psalm 16:8
I have set the Lord always before me;
Because He is at my right hand
I shall not be moved.

About Stephen Nielsen

I'm an author, a self publisher, and a painting contractor. I live in beautiful Minnesota, USA . Welcome to my blog site.
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4 Responses to Prayer in the Morning Helps the Day

  1. Nice poem, Stephen. I try to never start my day without first seeking Him.

  2. Heidi Viars says:

    This is really neat! If I submit to the Lord in morning and seek His heart and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I have noticed that relationships and task become so much more intentional … and find I have so much more time too … Thanks for sharing this today! It was a blessing to read.

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