May 9, 2018
Prayer by senior Diarra Oden ’18
In middle school, once social media became popular, every morning the first thing I would do is check my phone for new notifications, scroll through my feeds, and reply to any unattended to Snapchats. Not only was this method of waking up distracting to the process of getting ready, but it also caused me to become immersed in the lives of others before taking the time to thank God for my own.
I’m sure almost everyone has this tendency, so trying something new may seem silly or be difficult, but beneficial in the long run. Now, every morning, I wake up, read a Bible verse over and over until I feel awake, and then I send a short prayer of thanks to God. We all have hectic lives, especially with finals quickly approaching but it’s important to appreciate your life as much as you can because it’s created just for you.
Let us pray:
From Proverbs 16:9 “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.”
Dear Lord, thank you for waking us up this morning. I pray we have a safe and wonderful day, Amen.
Mary Seat of Wisdom, Pray for us.