Praying in the morning is a Biblical practice.
If you weren’t aware of this, the numerous rewards of praying in the morning can be absolutely unparalleled and unprecedented in your life. And that’s a fact.
For example, it can make you reap amazing rewards for all aspects of your life: physical, economic, emotional, and above all spiritual rewards that will hugely increase your well-being.
Most Christians are not aware of incredibly important reasons every Christ-follower should pray in the morning. The Biblical practice of praying in the morning means getting up at 5:00 a.m. before work or school and giving your ALL to the Lord. Hallelujah.
It can help you defeat temptation, defeat the devil, make you strong for whatever you encounter during your day, and the benefits go on and on.
All great progress comes with a sacrifice. In this case, a sacrifice of sleep.
So, by all means, take a careful look at the top 5 and most incredible Biblical reasons for engaging in this practice, and that you need to know right away.
Let’s discover the top 5 reasons for praying in the morning, a practice that will change your life:
Reason 1: Our Lord prayed in the morning
Let’s first take a look at Mark 1:35-37:
Mark 1:35-37: “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him, 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!”
Regardless of how many people were looking for Him, how many crowds wanted to see Him, we can clearly see how important was to our Lord praying in the morning.
It was so important for Him to do that before the sun even rises, where no one will bother you and you can have a transforming communion with God.
He was teaching us by example.
Reason 2: It is one of the highest forms of worship
Psalm 63:1: “O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water”.
King David knew the importance of doing this because it says it all: 1. By getting up before even going to school, work, before the sun rises is making the most beautiful word-less statement:
You’re saying: Beautiful Lord, you’re my #1 priority today. There is nothing more important to do today than being in communion with you first thing in the morning.
Give glory to the Lord like that and He will open up the floodgates of heaven for you.
Reason 3: The greatest Biblical people did it as well
All of the greatest people in the Bible did it, the importance of this cannot even be overstated.
Here is a survey of some of the greatest people of God that all engaged in the practice of praying in the morning:
10 “And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days”.
Since Daniel prayed 3 times a day and he was in a powerful political position in Persia, it is most likely that one of those 3 times was in the morning, before going to work.
Job 1:4-5 And his sons would go and feast in their houses, each on his appointed day, and would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. 5 So it was, when the days of feasting had run their course, that Job would send and sanctify them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did regularly.
Genesis 22:3: “So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him”.
Joshua 6:12-13: “And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the Lord. 13 Then seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord went on continually and blew with the trumpets”.
If you know the story, you know that at the seventh day God made a miracle and the walls came down when they blew the trumpets.
Joshua and the priests rising up early in the morning to circle around Jericho with the trumpets is a symbol of how we have to rise up early to fight against our spiritual Jericho to bring those walls down.
Exodus 34: 1-5: “So he cut two tablets of stone like the first ones. Then Moses rose early in the morning and went up Mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him; and he took in his hand the two tablets of stone.
5 Now the Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord”.
Genesis 28:18-19: “Then Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put at his head, set it up as a pillar, and poured oil on top of it. 19 And he called the name of that place Bethel; but the name of that city had been Luz previously”.
Jacob had encountered God while sleeping in Bethel and proceeded to pour the oil on top of an altar he made of stone as a form of worship to God, and the Bible tells us He did this very early in the morning.
John 20:1-2: Now the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.”
While John 20:1-2 does not specifically mention prayer, it does contain an important symbolism. We should all learn from her the following:
Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early to look for our beautiful Lord, which means the Lord must be the first thought in our heads in the morning, even while “it is still dark”.
Reason 4: God answers morning prayers more than other prayers at any other time
There is Scriptural basis that shows us that praying in the morning is when your prayer is most likely to be heard, since it shows you’re committed and it is a very special time in God’s heart.
Let’s take a look at Proverbs 8:17:
Proverbs 8:17: “I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me”.
Amazing right? Give glory to God.
Fifth and final reason: It puts you up in a strong spiritual position
If unbelievers have to deal with demons they don’t even know everyday, then imagine how much Christian people will have to deal with them.
The enemy know he has to attack us and will send demons against us every day, to tempt us, make us sin, and to make us doubt our faith, because we bring the light of the Lord to the world.
When you pray in the morning, you wage this war mightily and are bound to be prepared for any demonic attack during the day.
My dear Christian, the importance of praying in the morning cannot be understated. This is one of those big things in Christian life that several people aren’t aware of.
Consider these top 5 reasons and make a change. Keep in your heart these 5 mind-blowing reasons for praying in the morning, because when you adopt this habit it will immediately change your life. God bless you!
Commit to our God the very first hours of your day by praying in the morning. God bless you greatly!