How Do We Start Our Day?

Today can be a happy, productive day if we begin it right—if we first establish in thought a clear sense of unity with God through a quiet period of study and prayer. The Psalmist wrote, "In the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up." Ps. 5:3;

But we should also remember that our day can be discordant and frustrating if we allow ourselves to face it unprepared, perhaps to sleep until the last moment, dress in a hurry, gobble some breakfast, and then rush off to work. We are out of tune before we start, and should hardly be surprised if things go wrong or if we end the day weary and out of sorts.

There Is No Moral Paralysis
August 23, 1969

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