The Lord Himself rose early to spend time in prayer and communion with His Father before a busy day of service. “And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, He went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed” (Mark 1:35). This is what every believer needs to do if they are going to have power and fruit in their service for Christ.
Bible verses often refer to the traits of diligence, willingness, readiness, and obedience, traits that our Lord desires to find in each of His own. Here is a nice exercise expressed on the part of David: “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up” (Psalm 5:3). He also said in Psalm 143:8, “Cause me to hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in Thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto Thee” (Psalm 143:8). Someone else has said, “Morning prayer leads to evening praise.”
Don’t waste your mornings! Make them times of spiritual edification and blessing. Spend them in company with the Lord Jesus Christ.