This is not really a religious thing. Whether you pray as areligion or a recite a mantra, it is mind conditioning that you need in the
morning. The prayer is like a welcome mat that you unfurl when you wake up to
say that you are entering the real world again. One movie scriptwriter said
that you need to read to read the scripture before you can write a good script.
That’s philosophical, of course, but it has sense in it because our faith can
help us obtain peace of mind. And if we have peace of mind then we can gain
concentration and have focus on what we are doing. I have to believe in this
prayer or mantra in the morning because it is effective for me.