Before beginning our day above everything we need to pray. But even that discipline will be useless and dry without the help of the Holy Spirit. When we go to our knees and quickly bring our needs as we see them we miss the moment for which prayer is designed to bring us.
There is a song that says, “There’s a garden where Jesus is waiting. And He asks you to come meet Him there.” He is the gentle Master waiting for us to hear what He has to say. Of how much more value will we be to those around us when we have heard from Jesus than when we simply repeat our morning prayers? How much more we will have to give when we have had a drink from the well of Bethlehem?
And David said with longing, “Oh, that someone would give me a drink of the water from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!” II Samuel 23:15