Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Prayer

Luke and I pray this as part of our morning prayer routine. It is so calming that I thought I would post it. It was composed by St. Philaret of Moscow.

"O Lord, grant me to greet the coming day in peace, help me in all things to rely upon your holy will. In every hour of the day reveal your will to me. Bless my dealings with all who surround me. Teach me to treat all that comes to throughout the day with peace of soul and with firm conviction that your will governs all. In all my deeds and words, guide my thoughts and feelings. In unforeseen events, let me not forget that all are sent by you. Teach me to act firmly and wisely, without embittering or embarrassing others. Give me strength to bear the fatigue of the coming day with all that it shall bring. Direct my will, teach me to pray. And you, yourself, pray in me. Amen."


Bethany said...

Hey Katie, I love this prayer. I think I first found it in a book Nathan gave me. Anyway, I wanted to let you know that it was my morning prayer for years! It is so beautiful. And exactly the right thing to pray every morning.

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

Katie, that is beautiful. I think I'll try praying that in the mornings.

Amber said...

That is lovely, thanks for posting that. I'm going to print that one out.