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Early Morning Prayer

man in the sea

Worship is intrinsic to our wellbeing. It creates a sense of peace in us as we recognise that all the love and beauty in the world has its source in God. When we wonder at the intricate life and order within nature it allows us to relax and know that we too are a unique part of God’s remarkable creation.

It is important that we connect daily with all our senses – smell, touch, taste, hearing and seeing – because we were created not just as a mind but as a receptive body too. The following prayer uses imagery to convey how the love of the Father surrounds you in all your senses – like the beautiful smell of fresh roses, or the warmth of a winter coat, or the breath-taking sight of first light across a stunning vista. I want to encourage you to lay down your cares, worries, burdens and weariness at the start of this new day, and to take a moment to soak in the delights of the morning and great love of God your Father: –

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Early Morning Prayer

You are the glorious morning,
You are refreshment and peace.
You are the sounds as the dawn breaks,
You are the rose that smells sweet.

You are the Lord, my creator,
You are the wonder of life.
You are the great words of wisdom,
I read them and fill up inside.

You are the wonderful sunrise,
You are restorer of hope.
You are the air that we breathe now,
You are the warm winter coat.

You are the Lord, my creator,
You are a love without end.
You are all grace and forgiveness,
I stand loved and free as your friend.


(prayer by Julie Palmer copyright © 2018

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