1565639456_992939Meditation fits the soul for supplication. David [in Psalm 5] first mused and then he spoke with his tongue. Nay, to assure us that mediation was the mother which bred and brought forth prayer, he calls the child by the parents name, “Give ear to my word O Lord, consider my meditation.” Meditation is like the charging of a piece and prayer the discharging of it…. Meditation is the best beginning of prayer and prayer is the best conclusion of mediation. — Charles Spurgeon

Charles Spurgeon wrote this paragraph concerning the opening of Psalm 5.

Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.  My voice shalt thou hear in th
e morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. — Psalm 5:1–3

In spite of the fact that most modern translations have opted for words like “groaning” instead of “meditation,” I think Spurgeon rightly teaches us that our morning pr
ayers will be more thoughtful, effective, and in line with the will of God, when they flow from a thoughtful mediation on the Word of God.