Monday, January 26, 2015

Prayer: From the Elders of Optina Monastery

Grant to me, O Lord, peace of mind that I may face all that this new day is to bring. For each moment, instruct and prepare me in all things. Let me not forget that all comes down from you. Teach me to behave sincerely and reasonably toward every member of my family so that I may bring confusion and sorrow to none. Give me strength to endure the fatigue of the day and to bear my part in all its passing events. Teach me to pray, to believe, to hope, to suffer, to forgive, and to learn.