Dietrich Bonhoeffer was convinced that our daily time with God should be first thing in the morning. His insights are found in Meditating on the Word

Before our daily bread should be the daily Word. Only thus will be bread be received with thanksgiving. Before our daily work should be morning prayer. Only thus will work be done as the fulfilment of God’s command. The morning must yield an hour of quiet time for prayer and common devotion. That is certainly not wasted time. How else could we prepare ourselves to face the tasks, cares, and temptations of the day? (39)

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