I came across a little clip with this quote today (unfortunately I couldn't embed it here):
"Meaningful morning prayer is an important element in the spiritual creation of each day—and precedes the temporal creation or the actual execution of the day."
Here is the whole talk: Pray Always, by Elder David A. Bednar
I remember hearing this talk, but didn't notice the part emphasized here. I love that idea of the spiritual creation of each day; it makes me approach prayer in a more purposeful way.