When I wake up every morning, I say, “Lord, thank you for giving me another day. Please grant me the grace to hear and obey you today.” While it only takes a few seconds, that simple prayer sets the tone for the entire day.
Each new day is a gift from the Lord. Beginning with prayer keeps the distractions of daily life at bay, so that we do not lose sight of God’s plan.
— from the book Faith, Hope, and Clarity: How to Know God’s Will
by Gary Zimak