It is so easy to fall into a routine without prayer. Well, at least for me. I wake up in the morning to the sound of my baby crying...or laughing in in her crib. My son wakes up. I change the baby's diaper. I feed my children cereal and fruit. Well, the cereal part. The fruit part takes a little more encouragement. We go on a walk, at which some point my son stops his bike and refuses to go on. (Or he has a meltdown over something important. Today it was over air conditioning vents.) Then the day explodes with activities...and well, did I think to pray? No, usually not.
Nighttime prayers are easier because you are given a moment to pause. In the morning, you have to make that pause. Which means waking up before the baby cries or walking away from the day for a moment and hitting your knees. I know that the mornings I do pray, my spirit is lifted a little. I see everything from a higher perspective that just makes more sense.
How do you fit prayers into your morning routine?