I've made small notes about the various times I've done this so far and this is a consolidation of them.
Asking for the protection prior to getting out of bed actually brightens my entire day. This past week those were the days when things weren't nearly as stressed and people didn't aggravate me quite as much. On a couple of occasions I used the white light to help cleanse and then put the image of the mirrors up. Those helped settle the rest of the day and seemed to help prevent anything more from grating on my energy. I will definitely add the prayer request to my mornings from now on.