Monday, December 5, 2016

Today We Pray

Dear Lord, You alone gave me the breath of life and alone can keep alive in me the holy desires your Spirit brings. I pray to you, in the name of your infinite compassion, to sanctify my thoughts and endeavors this day that I may not begin to act without a pure intention or continue it without your blessing. And grant that, having the eyes of my mind opened to behold things invisible and unseen, I may in heart be inspired by Your wisdom, and in work be upheld by Your strength, and in the end be accepted by You as Your faithful servant.

As I stumble through this life, help me to create more laughter than tears, dispense more cheer than gloom, spread more joy than despair. Let me remind those I meet that our final existence will be total joy, and that we may taste this joy through the Spirit even today. Never let me become so indifferent that I will fail to see the wonder in the eyes of a child, or the twinkle in the eyes of the aged.

In utter humility, I thank You and glorify you, that you might hear the prayer of one so small as myself, amidst the billions of souls among billions of stars in one of billions of galaxies in Your universe. Let me go forth in your peace, keeping Your Spirit always in my mind. And bless me, I pray, that I might always follow Your will and live in the radiance of Your blessing.