Do not have your concert first and tune your instrument afterward. Begin the day with God.
~J. Hudson Taylor
I love waking up early in the morning. Everything is so peaceful and still. I use this time for quiet prayer and reflection as I enjoy my first cup of coffee.
Sometimes, though, my children wake up first. When this happens, I tend to jump out of bed and dive into the day immediately. I forget to start my day with prayer. And guess what? My attitude is different on these days. Luckily I recognize this and stop what I am doing to say my morning prayers~ no matter what time of the day it is. God redirects my thinking and I am soon back on track.
...O Lord; in the morning my prayer comes before you.