Taking Command of the Morning

Open the gates of righteousness for me; I will enter through them and give thanks to the Lord. This is the Lord’s gate; the righteous will enter through it. I will give thanks to You because You have answered me and have become my salvation. The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This came from the Lord; it is wondrous in our sight. This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it. [Psalms 118:19-24]

Holy Spirit God asked Job: Have you ever in your life commanded the morning or assigned the dawn its place, so it may seize the edges of the earth and shake the wicked out of it? [Job 38:12&13, CSB] Now that we have You living in us, we may not be able to command the dawn but we can command our attitude, our gratefulness, our perspective, and how we treat others at the start of each day.

Holy Spirit help me wake up, praise God for being His creation and having a purpose, Jesus for my salvation and my hope of a resurrection, You, Holy Spirit for being my comfort, my companion, and the giver of wisdom. Let me remember all the blessings that have been given in my life. Help me to remember the victory of walking through every trial, tribulation, and heartache and still know and trust God. Let me embolden my faith through the word, Your Spirit, and the understanding that nothing is impossible for You. Let me command the morning with the unity of prayer, praise, and worship.

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Holy Spirit help us to bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances we may have against one another. Teach us to forgive as the Lord forgave us. And over these virtues help us to put on love which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts, since as members of one body we are called to peace. Let us be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in us richly as we teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in our hearts to God. And whatever we do, whether in word or deed, help us to do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Amen. Colossians 3:12-17