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Fresh Morning: A Prayer to Start the Day

posted by vreiss

sun1.jpgI just tried looking for some nice morning prayers, but none of them quite rang my chimes, so I wrote my own:

 

 Holy universe, one source of true divine love, and the guides and angels who love me:

May I begin this day light of heart and full of spirit.

May I stay connected to all that is good in me and all that is good in others.

May I take myself–especially the darker twists of mind and soul–with humor, empathy, and compassion.

May I extend this gift to others.

May irritation, annoyance, fear, anger, and doubt be my guides to a deeper understanding and compassion.

May I see with clear vision and feel with an open heart.

May I do one kind thing for another.

May I notice and receive one kind thing another gives or does for me.

May the wind be at my back, may the road rise to meet me, may I align with the true source of grace, light, and love so I may be a channel of that light, filling all of my soul’s cells, so that each being I encounter is also blessed with this grace.

May I catch the rays of sunshine, the warm breezes, the blooming leaves, the gentle waters, expansive vistas, fresh air, and soaring skies–even if only in my mind’s eye. May I absorb nature’s beauty and bounty no matter where I am.

May I remember that I am loved, that we all are loved, and that a love of the infinite, fragrant, and eternally unconditional variety is available every moment, with every breath, to us all.

Amen.

Thank you,

thank you,

thank you.  

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  • Freeindeed789

    Thank you for that beautifull prayer. It was filled with what we all would benefit to remember. We ourselves know what blesses us, and if we ask for it, God will give it to us. All we have to do is look at our circumstances as what they are, “parts of”, not “all of”, who and what we are.

  • Suzan Brandt, Catasauqua PA

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. You have started my day with this beautiful posting. Namaste

  • Linda Robinson Mildwurf

    Valerie- This prayer is BEAUTIFUL. I’m posting it on my wall so that when I sit at my desk each morning I can read it and pray that it will offer me the focus and balance I need to do my job well.

  • Sharmina T. Ellis

    Absolutely Beautiful! Insightful…Refreshing and Full of the Essence of Life! Thank You and God Bless! <3

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment louise marchesani

    Thank you , you make my day and me a better person for it.

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