In the morning LORD,
You hear my voice;
In the morning I lay my
requests before you
And wait expectantly.
I once heard pastor and author Tony Campolo ask, “What’s the sense in tuning your instrument after the concert?” He was making a case for Christians beginning their day in prayer instead of trying to pray at night. That makes sense to me because I fall asleep trying to pray at night. But you may be wired differently. Jesus prayed through the night so score a point for the night pray-ers!
Whenever you pray our Lord seems honoured by our expectancy—by you assuming he’s listening and answering those prayers. You have no expectations of a stranger, but you do expect a response from a friend. It may be true that the degree of expectancy in your prayers is a direct indicator of your friendship with our Lord Jesus.
Hmm, that might create pressure or guilt. Those aren’t good fuel for praying.
But I, by your great love,
can come into your house;
In reverence I bow down
Toward your holy temple.
Let’s get to praying this day and let’s do so expectantly.
Praying and expecting with you.