“A Prayer to Start the Day”
Thank you, Lord, for this brand-new day.
Keep me safe, keep me strong, I pray.
Guide my actions, shape my thoughts, tell me what to say.
Help me to follow your good, pure way. Amen.
[from A Book of Prayers for Kids: Ways to Talk to God Every Day]
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“A Morning Prayer”
As this day begins I confess that I will need you every moment.
I long to know you more deeply today.
Help me in what I say to other people.
Give me wisdom for each decision I will make.
Make love and truth the motives behind everything I do.
And when I fall short, help me not to give up,
but to find an extra measure of your strength.
This day is your creation and your gift.
I commit my body and spirit to your good purposes.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
[from Prayers for Our Lives: 95 Lifelines to God for Everyday Circumstances]
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