Before I Begin – A Morning Prayer in the Style of Matthew.
thank you for life and the world and for everyone with whom I share them.
Thank you for today.
Let me choose today’s goals wisely and live today perfectly.
Thank you for everything I touch.
I embrace all of creation,
from the leaf in my hand to the farthest ridge and mountaintop.
Let me use your riches respectfully; let me be a partner in your creative love.
Thank you for all the light that reaches me.
Let me transmit it further, especially where warmth and light are most needed.
Thank you for challenges.
Let me respond prudently and passionately; let me understand risks, prepare properly, then act with total commitment and courage.
When my action is completed, let me celebrate with my friends.
At the end of today,
may I remember to thank you for all my successes and failures.
May I continue to grow through them
until I reach the perfection of being to which I am called.
From the rising to the setting of the sun, we are one.
Like the light Lord that you send us from above, send down your love.
Lord, may everything I do the whole day through give praise to you.