Morning Glory

morning glory

"In the morning, oh Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation." Psalm 5:3

Some people seem to be born “morning people”, and others not. I’m one of the ‘nots’. So even though I kept meaning to walk over and take a photo of the morning glory vines nearby, it was nearly noon before I got over there.

When I’d seen them earlier, they were so beautiful, full out, a vibrant periwinkle blue on bright green leaves, stretching from the planter box downstairs all the way up to the second story balcony. In the heat of mid-day, the vines were still there, but the flowers had closed. The glory of these lovely flowers was in the morning.

The book of Psalms has always been a source of inspiration and comfort to me. Something in my spirit and soul begins to calm down and become serene when I read or listen to the Psalms.

The Bible speaks of praying in the morning. Of course you can pray anytime – which is great! But there is something about praying in the morning that is special. Even before getting out of bed.

This timeless confession, by David, the “man after God’s own heart” (Acts 13:22, 1 Samuel 13:14), is good for me to heed, each and every morning: “In the morning, oh Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.”

Sally Ireland Kennedy is the author of Irish Thursdays: More Little Parables, Words from the Heart, and 52 Little Parables from Ireland. She is a songwriter and the creator of Poppy the Penguin® preschool music video series. Sally lives in south Florida, with her husband Ben.

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