+ Wednesday: Psalm 5
Prayers are recited early in the morning so that the first movements of the soul and the mind may be consecrated to God and that we may take up no other consideration before we have been cheered and heartened by the thought of God as it is written, “I remembered God and was delighted” (Ps 77: 4), and that the body may not busy itself with tasks before we have fulfilled the words: “To You will I pray, O Lord; in the morning You shall hear my voice. In the morning I will stand before You and will see
+ St. Basil the Great
Why is it important I start my day with prayer?