4:30 A.M has become my prayer time to be completely alone with the Lord. At first it was hard to crucify my flesh to get up, but I persisted, until now it has become enjoyable. The early morning seems to have far less static than any other part of the day. The house is quiet and outside the world is too. It’s still dark outside, and most of the world around me is still asleep, but God is up and it’s a perfect time to commune with him. I saturate my life, my family, my church, my community, and my world in prayers of protection and blessing – all before the neighbors rooster starts crowing.
There is a stillness to the early morning hours, that gives me mental clarity and makes my prayers flow easier and feel “clearer”. I really feel Gods presence with me and I know the time is well spent. You can neglect a lot of things in this life, but don’t neglect your relationship with God. Do you need to wake up at 4:30 to pray in order to be saved? Nope. In order to be saved you need to believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and repent of your sins. I thought I’d throw that in there because for some reason some people vehemently resist anything that appears to be an addition to our walk with the Lord. You are saved by grace, but you walk by faith. And I have faith the more time I dedicate to my relationship with the Lord the better off I’m going to be.
I enjoy spending time with the Lord, especially at 4:30 in the morning, which is strange because I have never been a morning person. This is proof that anything is tolerable when done with the Lord by your side – even mornings . I suggest you try it, for me it has revolutionized my entire prayer life which of course results in a positive impact on my life overall. It’s become something I actually look forward too, it’s important to me in fact. It truly has made a noticeable impact on my life.