Saturday, May 28, 2011

Beautiful Everyday Prayer

My mother gave me this prayer on her last visit, and I just had to share it with you.
This prayer is so beautiful, and touches on just about everything you'd want in a daily prayer.
Thanks MOM! I <3 u!

God of my life,  welcome this new day--
It is your gift to me, a new creation, a promise of resurrection.
I thank you for the grace of being alive this morning --
I thank you for the sleep that has refreshed me.
I thank you for the chance to make a new beginning.

This day Lord, is full of promises and opportunities--
let me waste none of it.
This day is full of mystery and the unknown;
help me to face it without fear or anxiety.
This day is blessed with beauty and adventure;
make me fully alive to it all.

During this day keep me thoughtful, prayerful and kind--
May I be courteous and helpful to others, and not turned in on myself.
Keep me from any word or deed that would hurt, or destroy, or belittle--
And may the thoughts of my mind be pleasing in your sight.

When night comes again, may I look back on this day with no grievance or bitterness in my heart.
And may nobody be unhappy because of anything I have done,
or anything I have failed to do.

Lord, bless this day for me and for everyone.
Make it a day in which we grow to have the mind of Christ, your son.

Lord Jesus Christ, friend and brother,
May we know you more clearly,
Love you more dearly, and
Follow you more nearly,
Day by day.