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Prayer For the Start of the Day

A prayer to begin the day, part of the morning prayer rule (discipline) for many. It is beautiful, simple, and yet so very rich.

O Lord, grant me to greet the coming day in peace, help me in all things to rely upon Thy holy will.

In every hour of the day reveal Thy will to me.

Bless my dealings with all who surround me.

Teach me to treat all that comes to me throughout the day with peace of soul and with the firm conviction that Thy 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 Thee.

Teach me to act firmly and wisely, without embittering and 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 pray Thou, Thyself, in me.

Amen.

– St Philaret of Moscow, 1782 – 1867

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