I can understand why you might think it might be corny in a world where the belief of an Almighty God is constantly under attack. That said, I think it's important to get your day off to a right start. It often determines how the day will end and so I am reminded to pray as soon as I get up. I do believe in God and communicate with my God during different times of the day. At the same time I encourage all to do whatever works best for them.