Although the Almighty is not bounded by the law of times and seasons, he has made the earth to depend on the principle of time. Everything that happens on the earth to man or around man is governed by the time-factor that God made.
Time is important because it gives us an idea and direction of the actions to take and when to take them. God instituted time from the beginning of creation.
The bible says:
“God called the light ‘day’, and the darkness he called ‘night’. And there was evening, and there was morning – the first day.” Genesis 1:5
Prayer is a potent and effective tool to enforce the victory of a believer. When we pray, we fellowship with God and we receive spiritual strength for the physical work we have.
Jesus said in Luke 18:1 “Men ought to always pray and not faint”,.
in the book of Philippians Paul encourages believers to always pray. We are taught by God through the scriptures that prayer is a skill that commands great results, but is there a special time for prayer?
There are times that people have come together and agreed upon to meet in the place of prayer, but this is not something that happens every day; they happen when groups declare a prayer time.
However, there is one that we have come to know and respect by a daily observation, and this is the morning prayer.
Some call it the morning devotion, others morning prayers, but whatever we may call it, it is a tradition that is dated back to our fathers of faith.
“What is the reason and importance of this morning prayer?”, some may ask. We will learn from the scriptures what this ancient pathway is, and what its relevance is to us.
We must know that the morning time is when men are naturally assigned to rise from their sleep. This is the chief reason why the morning prayer is of so much value. It is a show of surrender and reverence to God for the mercy to wake up another day. It is also an opportunity to commit the new day into the hands of the creator and the sustainer of everything.
All through scriptures, we see that the morning time is a time when the activities of men begin. It is the sign of a new day, a sign of new things.
The Psalmist says:
“In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” Psalm 5:3
The morning time is a spiritual mystery. When God made the evening and the first morning, it was an inauguration of a reality that would be a mark that a new thing was about to happen because every new morning in the creation was an opportunity for God to create another thing.
He is not bounded by our laws of time and every other thing that governs the earth, but when he wants to interact with men, he does so by the time of men; the earthly time.
So, the Psalmist says that in the morning the Lord will hear his voice. He has an understanding of this important mystery. He lays his requests in the morning before God and is bold enough to expect a performance on that same day.
The morning time of prayer gives us an opportunity to ask God; to make our requests known unto him. It is a time to show our faith by expecting his promises to come true. His mercies are new every morning.
It has been an age-long tradition in the service and worship of God to set up an altar in the morning. The light comes in the morning, and the God who is clothed in light seeks that men walk in the light.
“The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out. Every morning the priest is to add firewood…” Leviticus 6:12
This was on ordinance the priests obeyed in their service to God. The morning was always a time to add more fuel to the fire that was once dying out. It is also symbolic of our walk with God today.
The morning is a very powerful time for us to pray. It is also a good time to pray and have a fellowship with God because of the quietness we generally experience at that time of the day because people are still asleep and the noise is at a minimum. It is a wonderful time to observe your quiet time with God.
Jesus went to a quiet place before the lights of the morning, before men began to rise because he needed it quiet and peaceful.
“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.” Mark 1:35
It is important that we understand the prayers we offer in the morning are expected by God. It is a time that God has made for his people. Commit everything that concerns you into the hands of God every morning and step out to enjoy your victory for the day.