New Defender's Study Bible Notes
5:3 in the morning. Although prayer is always good, there is special blessing associated with prayer and meditation early in the day. Guidance is needed for the activities of the day; rest is needed for the night. Note the example of Abraham (Genesis 19:27), Jacob (Genesis 28:18), Moses (Exodus 24:4), Gideon (Judges 6:38), Hannah (I Samuel 1:19), and especially that of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself (Mark 1:35).