Monday, February 22, 2016

A Prayer For Monday

I'm not a morning person. I'm not a Monday person. I don't do either well. So when I need to start my day off in prayer, I don't always have the right words to say because words don't come to me yet (it's all monosyllabic until at least after 9 am).

How then can I coherently speak to God when I can't to my wife or kids?

That's why I turn to the prayers of others, including the Psalms. Sometimes saints of the past have the prayer that's in my heart and right for what I want to pray for my day.  

The beautiful one that found me today is by Teresa of Avila.  I can pray it not only for myself, but for my family and for others. 

May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly
where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities
that are born of faith.
May you use the gifts that you have
received, and pass on the love
that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing
you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing,
dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.

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