35 And in the morning, long before daylight, He got up and went out to a deserted place, and there He prayed.(AMP)
I have heard so many times and from many people that the principalities are usually at work best between midnight and 3 am but far from that, the above scripture tells us that Jesus himself would wake up before daybreak to go and pray, personally, I usually wake up at 3 am to commune and fellowship with my Father and I always feel refreshed and renewed, ready to face anything the day might bring. Many other people in the Bible are said to have risen up early for prayers. There is power in praying early in the morning, you get to talk to God before you talk to people, meet God before you meet with people, make your requests known to God before you make them known to people, fellowship with God before you fellowship with people, you get to listen to God’s voice before other voices, hear news from heaven before the usual negative news from the media, you honor God before you honor people, get into God’s presence before you get into people’s presence, you call on the name of the Lord before you call anybody’s name and you get to feed your Spirit before you feed your body.
Lamentations 3:22-23 tells us:-
22 It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassion fail not.
23 They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.(AMP)
Apart from all that, when you go back to sleep after rising up to pray early morning…our Father speaks to you, oh how I love listening to Him and receiving from Him, His mercies are indeed new every morning, the Proverbs 31 woman, who is the perfect example of woman we women should all strive to be is also an early riser. We are told in Proverbs 31:15
15 She rises while it is yet night and gets [spiritual] food for her household and assigns her maids their tasks.(AMP)
There’s a saying that goes; ‘ Early to bed, early to rise, makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise’…
It is very important to rise up early and spend time with our Father…after all we are the ones who benefit from having a close relationship and fellowship with our Father. We will forever need Him.