Saturday, May 21, 2011

An Orthodox Prayer: To Greet the Day

O Lord, grant me to greet the coming day in peace.
Help me in all things to rely upon Your holy will.
In every hour of the day reveal Your will to me.
Bless my dealings with all who surround me.
Teach me to treat all that comes to me with peace of soul
and with firm conviction that Your will governs all.
Grant me strength in unforeseen events.
Let me not forget that all are sent by You.
Teach me to act lovingly, firmly, and wisely,
without embittering or embarrassing others.
Grant me strength to bear the fatigues of the coming day with all that it shall bring.
Direct my will. Teach me to pray.    Amen

Mueller Lake is across the road from my daughter's home.  The beauty of the springtime sky  over the water was just breathtaking.  Praying for each of you to be blessed by this new day, whatever it brings. 


1-4 Grace said...

Thank you for posting. I needed to read this one today.

Toyin O. said...

What a lovely prayer, thanks for sharing.

Dorcas said...

It was supposed to post yesterday. Oops. Guess I put in the wrong date. Well, maybe it was just as well. :-)