Sunday, October 21, 2012

Prayer: My Morning Prayer (Psalm 118) (author unknown)

O God, for another day, for another morning, for another hour, for another minute, for another chance to live, I am truly grateful.

Today, Lord, free me...
     ...from all fear of the future,
     ...from all anxiety about tomorrow,
     ...from all bitterness towards anyone,
     ...from all cowardice in face of danger,
     ...from all laziness in the face of work,
     ...from all failure before opportunity,
     ...from all weakness before your power.

But fill me...
     ...with love that knows no barrier,
     ...with sympathy that reaches all,
     ...with courage that cannot be shaken,
     ...with faith strong enough for the darkness,
     ...with strength sufficient for my tasks,
     ...with loyalty to your kingdom's goal,
     ...with wisdom to meet life's complexities,
     ...with power to life me to you.

Amen