I’ve historically not been a morning person. I pray throughout the day and usually at night, although I tend to cut my time short at night because of sleepiness. So what would it be if for 40 days I rose in the morning to spend an hour “praying in the spirit on all occasions?” Would morning make a difference?
The forty days are done and I have to say the first 20 days were some of the best. It really did set the tone for the day. My spirit felt full as if I’d had a big meal. The second 20 days I began to falter. I am moving a couple thousand miles away in a couple of weeks and my tiredness has increased. My hour prayer time was reduced to being spread out throughout the day as I was just plain tired! It didn’t feel the same. I still had my prayer time in, but something changed.
I still think we can be morning pray-er people or night ones. David Wilkerson of Cross and the Switchblade prayed at night and out of it came his entire ministry. But I think there is something special to the morning. I just don’t know how to overcome the extreme tiredness I feel. Going to bed early isn’t always easy because it doesn’t mean you fall asleep right away. But I want to continue working on this one because as much as I hate to admit it, I think the morning birds may be on to something.
(The next 40 day experiment I think will be my hardest one yet. Stay tuned.)