Morning Prayer


Yesterday was quite a day – a botched paint job (as Tim kindly put it:”Painting isn't your gifting, dear”) - a 16th birthday – friends for dinner – a car accident with one of our teen drivers totaling his car– unavoidable meetings in the evening meaning I never even saw one of our guests. Crazy, crazy day.

Each day has it's own troubles; there's no telling what today will bring. Here's a morning prayer I found recently in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. Oh, may I do His will this day with cheerfulness.


O God, the King eternal, who dividest the day from darkness, and turnest the shadow of death into the morning; 

Drive far off from us all wrong desires, incline our hearts to keep thy law, and guide our feet into the way of peace; that having done thy will with cheerfulness while it was day, we may, when the night cometh, rejoice to give thee thanks; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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