A Prayer for Today
LORD OF MY LIFE, whose commands I am eager to keep, whose fellowship I am eager to enjoy, and to whose service I am eager to be loyal, I kneel before you as you send me out to serve you.
Thank you, Lord, for this new day.
For its gladness and brightness;
for its many hours waiting to be filled with joyful and helpful labor;
for its open doors of possibility;
for its hope of new beginnings.
Stir up in my heart the desire to make the very most of today’s opportunities.
Do not let me break any of yesterday’s promises, or leave unrepaired any of yesterday’s wrongs.
Do not let me see anyone in distress and pass by on the other side.
Give me the strength to confront any mountain of duty or bad habit.
Where an action of mine can make the world a better place,
where a word of mine can cheer a sad heart or strengthen a weak will,
where a prayer of mine can serve Christ’s kingdom, there let me act and speak and pray.
This day of Lord –
Give me courtesy;
Give me both gentleness of demeanor and decisiveness of character;
Give me patience;
Give me love;
Give me self-control and faithfulness in my relationships;
Give me sincerity in my speech;
Give me diligence in the work you have given me to do.
O Lord, who when the time was right raised up our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to enlighten our hearts with the knowledge of your love, grant me the grace to be worthy of his name. Amen.
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