When I wake up every morning, I say, “Lord, thank you for giving me another day. Please grant me the grace to hear and obey you today.” While it only takes a few seconds, that simple prayer sets the tone for the entire day.
Each new day is a gift from the Lord. Beginning with prayer keeps the distractions of daily life at bay, so that we do not lose sight of God’s plan.
—from the book Faith, Hope, and Clarity: How to Know God’s Will
by Gary Zimak