“The morning prayer determines the day. Squandered time of which we are ashamed, temptations to which we succumb, weaknesses and lack of courage at work, disorganization and lack of discipline in our thoughts and in our conversation with other men, all have their origin most often in the neglect of morning prayer.”
“Decisions, demanded by work, become easier and simpler where they are made not in the fear of men but only in the sight of God.”
(Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Psalms, The Prayer Book of the Bible, p. 64-65, “The Blessing of Morning Prayer.”)
For a scriptural basis for morning prayer, and some practical hints on how to do it, see my message on “The Discipline of Morning Prayer” here.