A Prayer to Begin the Day
JANUARY 23, 2021
While laying in bed, before your feet touch the ground...
Lift your hands, stretch them out toward the ceiling, and pray….
“You have entrusted me with these hands. Help me to use them as I work today in whatever is before me for your glory and the blessing of my neighbor.
Close your eyes and pray…
“You have given me eyes to see your creation and my neighbor. Help me to look away from all that is not of you and to look for the holy in each moment.
As you sit up and look down at your feet pray….
“You have given me feet to carry me throughout the day. Let me not pass by my neighbor on the other side of the street but rather to walk toward those in need with compassion in my heart.
As you look in the mirror seeing your ears, nose, and mouth, pray…
“You’ve given me ears to listen to music, to the birds, and to my neighbor. Help me be a listener today. You’ve given me a nose to smell with. Let me not pass by the flowers and fragrances of the day as though they’re common. You’ve given me a mouth both to taste and to speak. Let the words I speak today bring peace, healing, and comfort to my neighbor.