Thursday, April 20, 2017

Today We Pray

Dear God, in utter humility, before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses, I come before You this morning, Eternal Spirit of God, to offer myself, my soul and body to You. I live in awe of Your purity, Your justice, and the power of Your love. You are the strength and light of my soul, for without You I have neither life nor goodness. I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness, and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You.

Mercifully guard my every thought. And, grant that I may always watch for Your light, and listen to Your voice, and follow Your gracious inspirations. Give me grace, O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the Son, to listen first for Your voice in everything I may say or do, this day and always.

Oh God Almighty, send me Your light and truth, to keep this day and all the days of my life. And may Your mighty hand protect me, and all my brothers and sisters who have joined me in prayer this day, blessing our homes and our lives. Bless us all in our distress, O Holy Jesus, who always looked with love and sympathy on those with burdens; and lighten our burden, I beseech You, if it be Your will.