I got up early one morning
And rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish
That I didn’t have time to pray.
Problems just tumbled about me,
And heavier came each task.
‘Why doesn’t God help me?’ I wondered.
He answered, ‘Because you didn’t ask.’
I wanted to see joy and beauty,
But the day toiled on, grey and bleak.
I wondered, ‘Why didn’t God show me?’
He said, ‘Because you didn’t seek.’
I tried to come into God’s presence;
I used all my keys at the lock.
God gently and lovingly chided,
‘My Child, you didn’t knock.’
I woke up early this morning,
And paused before entering the day.
I had so much to accomplish,
That I had to take time to pray! (author unknown)
– The ideal: John gets out of bed in the morning, goes on his knees, thanks God for the gift of today. He then hands the day back to God,asking him to take it and keep it in his care, and to be with John, and all he does or says throughout the day.
-At night time, John goes on his knees again, and says “Thank you.”
-At anytime during the day, when John got anxious, afraid, flustered, worried, etc, he knew that that meant he was taking that part of the day back from God, and was holding himself responsible for it.