Every morning, I wake up and read the prayers from the daily lectionary. Every morning starts the same way, with the words from Psalm 90:14: “Satisfy us with your love in the morning, and we will live this day in joy and praise.”
That’s such a beautiful sentiment when it’s a reality. When you can start your day by reminding yourself that God loves you, and that alone should be what satisfies you. Not the things I’m chasing. Not the things I don’t have. Not the troubles that are coming my way. But God’s love should be enough to get me through.
I say should be because any person of authentic faith will tell you that there are mornings that you wake up and the last thing you feel is loved by God. There are mornings where the troubles of life kind of creep in and do their dirty work, kind of like a fog on a mirror. It makes it hard to see the way God is already at work, loving you deep down in your soul.
Luckily, that love is there whether we feel it or not. I for one am grateful that my prayers start each day with these words. I want so badly to be satisfied by the love of God. I want it to be my driving force. I want it to be my sole goal this day. So I pray for it, both on the days I feel it and on the days I don’t.
Satisfy us with your love in the morning, and we we live this day in joy and praise.