In the morning, we enter the day of work and we labor until evening. Psalm 5 invites us into Morning Prayer to remember our reliance on God. “Every morning I bring my requests to you and I wait for your answer,” the psalmist writes.
Morning Prayer is a good time to bring our petitions and intercessions to God. Sometimes we get frustrated when we don’t hear an answer. But we can meet with God every morning because of his steadfast love. He welcomes all who love his name into his mystical presence.
We ask God for protection and help for ourselves and for others. God hears every word we speak and responds in love with what is good and best for us. In the morning, we enter our work day through the mystical veil of God’s presence and steadfast love. In the evening, we reflect on the work of the day with gratitude and humility. So why not pray Psalm 5, in the morning?
Calvin Wulf is a writer, spiritual director, and retreat facilitator who lives in Colorado with his wife Lisa. He has a passion for Christian spiritual formation drawing from the ancient spiritual traditions of the Apostles, and Christian sages through the centuries. He is also a vowed oblate of the contemplative monastic Order of Julian of Norwich.
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