Jesus began every day by slipping away to pray to the Father. That is s good thing for us to do. When we get up, and start moving around, we naturally begin thinking of what we need to do in the day ahead. We think about going to pay a bill. We think about visiting a lonely friend. We think about checking our health.
God comes in there.What should be uppermost in our minds is what would he want us to do first. We like those thoughts of St. Paul's in Chapter 14 of his Letter to the Romans where he said, . "No one lives as his own master. No one dies as his own master. While we live we are responsible to the Lord. When we die, we die as his servants. Both in life and in death we are the Lord's.
I, for one, have been beginning my days with prayer for seventy-five years. Although I could not itemize the benefits this has done for me; but I do feel a comfort that comes from being with God.