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WATCH: Dolly Parton Reveals Her Secret Morning Routine

Country star and beloved philanthropist, Dolly Parton, is at it again as she shares how she begins each day with her morning routine. Of course, we all want to know her routine as it’s proven to lead to productive days and years for this businesswoman and community activist.

In this video, Dolly Parton prays, “that God will lead me, guide me, and direct me” each and every morning as she starts her day. She continues to pray for God to “bring all the right things, all the right people into my life — and take all the wrong things out.”

“And, I ask Him to — every day — to do something to uplift mankind and to glorify Him.” Those are Dolly’s prayers in the morning that help lead her to big and little choices to help others. For decades, Dolly has been credited for her work in literacy programs, education assistance, and subsidizing art education programs.

Dolly went on to say, “God does work through people.”

Dolly Parton reads ‘Jesus Calling’ as part of her morning routine

As part of her “spiritual work,” Dolly also shares that she reads from “Jesus Calling,” by New York Times bestselling author, Sarah Young. “Sometimes, I think that God speaks to me through that little book.”

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Jesus Calling has sold more than 30 million copies — in paperback, hardback, and electronic versions. The book includes 365 devotionals, one for each day of the year. In her writing each day, Sarah provides encouragement written in first-person — as if Jesus Himself was holding the pen — along with a few related scripture references.

Here’s an excerpt from December 27:

“I am preparing you for what is on the road ahead, just around the bend. Take time to be still in My Presence so that I can strengthen you. The busier you become, the more you need this time apart with me. So many people think that time spent with Me is a luxury they cannot afford. As a result they live and work in their own strength — until that becomes depleted. Then they either cry out to Me for help or turn away in bitterness.”

@dollyparton God works in mysterious ways! #DollyTok #morningroutine ♬ original sound – Dolly Parton

Janna Firestone
Janna Firestone
Janna lives in Northern Colorado with her husband and two teenage boys. You’ll often find her hiking, paddleboarding, or enjoying a good board game indoors. She's an unapologetic Dallas Cowboys fan, and an even bigger fan of coffee, dry shampoo, and authentic conversations.

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