One of the ways I am able to rise early and have my time with the Lord is to set everything out the night before (I learned this through FlyLady). I have my clothes set out, my coffee on a timer, my coffee mug sitting beside the coffee pot, and my bible on my desk ready to go. When I wake I can grab a cup of coffee, let the dogs out to potty, and start my morning with the Lord. This routine helps keep me focused and motivated for the rest of the day.

17And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous-to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

Luke 1:17 (NIV)