Morning Piety: How A Private Man Must Begin the Morning with Piety – Meditations for the Morning – 6

From Bayly.

6. Consider how God’s mercy is renewed unto thee every morning, in giving thee, as it were, a new life (Lam. iii. 23; Psal. xix. 5), and in causing the sun, after his incessant race, to rise again to give thee light. Let not, then, this glorious light burn in vain; but prevent rather (as oft as thou canst) the sun rising to give God thanks (Luke xii. 48;) and kneeling down at thy bedside, salute him at the day-spring with some devout antelucanum or morning soliloquy: containing an humble confession of thy sins, seeking the pardon of all thy faults, a thanksgiving for all his benefits, and a craving of his gracious protection to his church, thyself, and all that belong to thee.


Lam. 3:23 They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.

Ps. 19:5  Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, And rejoiceth as a strong man to run his course.

LK. 12:48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.