Beautiful gem of a prayer I discovered among my disorganized computer files over the weekend, perfect to start this day, any day, every day.

Sharing it with you…

Eternal Father of my soul, let my first thought today be of You, let my first impulse be to worship You, let my first speech be Your name, let my first action be to kneel before You in prayer.

For Your perfect wisdom and perfect goodness:

For the love with which You love mankind:

For the love with which You love me:

For the great and mysterious opportunity of my life:

For the indwelling of your Spirit in my heart:

For the sevenfold gifts of your Spirit [Isaiah 11:1-4]:

I praise and worship You, O Lord.

Yet let me not, when this morning prayer is said, think my worship ended and spend the day in forgetfulness of You.  Rather from these moments of quietness let light go forth, and joy, and power, that will remain with me through all the hours of the day; 

Keeping me chaste in thought:

Keeping me temperate and truthful in speech:

Keeping me faithful and diligent in my work:

Keeping me humble in my estimation of myself:

Keeping me honorable and generous in my dealings with others:

Keeping me loyal to every hallowed memory of the past:

Keeping me mindful of my eternal destiny as a child of Yours.

Through Jesus Christ my Lord, Amen.      (John Baillie)


4 thoughts on “Prayer for a Monday (or Anyday) Morning

  1. I just had to come over here from Ann’s. I have tears running down my cheeks from her post. At the end, she made me think of you. All her thank you’s were Scripture verses describing Jesus. I thought, “Sylvia could have written this!” I always love how you digest a topic through Scripture.

    I have a job that pays money, Sylvia! I just put in my first day. I hope to post about it, but I wanted you to know because you have been with me–through it all!

    With love,

  2. Dawn,
    I am just so overjoyed for you, it chokes me up! I pray that God will make this become beautifully joyful and fulfilling work for you. Thank you so much for sharing this.
    Many blessings!

  3. This truly is a beautiful prayer. I plan to print it out and hang it up on my wall in my dorm room once I’m back at school. Then I can look at it every morning. I think it’d be a great reminder. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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