Dear Lord, let me begin this day with sincere meditations in joy unspeakable, in blessing and praising You. You have given me such good hope and everlasting consolation. Lift up my mind above all these little things below, which are apt to distract my thoughts.
Keep my mind above, until my heart is fully resolved to seek You every day. Without You Lord, I am nothing. I pray that this day I will have food, and shelter, and be free of pain and fear.
If it is not Your will for me to suffer, Lord, I pray that I will not. And above all, cleanse my soul of sin, that I might someday be free of all pain and evil. For whatever I may bear in this life, I have faith and hope in the life to come, through Your goodness and mercy.