“Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry, my King and my God, for to You I will pray. My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up.” (Psalms 5:1-3)
Whether it was in singing songs of praise to Him, or sharing the meditation of his heart, David loved to commune with the Lord. Prayer was not optional to David, nor was it offered only when it was convenient. David started his day in prayer. Listen once more to his statements: “I will pray,” “My voice You will hear in the morning, in the morning, I will direct it to You.” Fellowship with his Lord was a driving priority in David’s life. He never allowed his circumstances, whether good or bad, to dictate his sacred desire to speak intimately with God.
Whether the Lord spoke words of encouragement, instruction, or rebuke, David treasured each word within his heart. We need to pay heed to the example of David’s devotion to the Lord and his commitment to spend time in prayer. So often, we are moved by our circumstances and fail to pray because of negative attitudes that are born out of our adversity. It is in these painful moments that we need to seek the compassion of the Lord. Sometimes, we may allow our busy schedule to become so crowded that we do not have time to pray. We may promise ourselves, and promise God, that we will pray later; however, in reality, later never comes.
A day started in His presence is a day that is started right! Remember, God is waiting to spend time with you and He longs to speak to you, if you are willing to take the time to sit with Him.