Dear Heavenly Father, I give You a million thanks that I have woken up alive this morning. It is a day that I will witness once again the magnificence, the glory of your creation. Even on the dreariest of days, when the weather doesn't suit me, let me rejoice in the taste of heaven you give us on earth.
My heart finds peace, my soul is calm, when I reach out for Your hand. Make me and all who confess Your holy name people of this light. Make me faithful to Your Word that I may bring your life to the waiting world.
The darkness that covered the earth has given way to the bright dawn of Your Word made flesh. Let me be always filled with gratitude for the world You have given me, great God, Father and creator of all that is. Grant this through Christ our Lord.