Surrender your mind to the Lord at the beginning of each day.
From Isaiah 50:4-5: “The Lord God has given mea trained tongue, that I may know how to sustainthe weary with a word. Morning by morning He wakens,wakens my earto listen as those who are taught. The Lord God has opened my ear,and I was not rebellious;I did not turn backward.”
There are times when we simply don’t feel like praying–and that is when we need to pray the most.
From Psalm 32:6-7: “Therefore let all who are faithful offer prayer to you; at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters shall not reach them. You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with glad cries of deliverance.”
The mind grows by taking in, but the heart grows by giving out.
From 2 Corinthians 9:6-7: “The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”