Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ~ The Book of Common Prayer
God, our life, be with us through this day, whether or not it brings us joy. Help us when evening comes to recall one benefit for which to give you thanks. Amen. ~ A New Zealand Prayer Book - He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has dawned upon you. For behold, darkness covers the land; deep gloom enshrouds the peoples. But over you the Lord will rise, and his glory will appear upon you. ~ Isaiah 60:1-2
Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Father, as a new day comes to bring its unmarred opportunity, help me to use it better than I used yesterday. While yet there is time, I would remember the special temptations which have overcome me before, and can overcome me again unless I am better armed against them. ~ Walter Russell Bowie 1882-1969
O Eternal God, bless all schools, colleges, and universities, that they may be lively centers for sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom; and grant that those who teach and those who learn may find you to be the source of all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ~ The Book of Common Prayer
Teach us, O living Spirit, the wisdom to lay ourselves bare to Thy scrutiny – that we may reflect Thy life in the dark places of our minds, hearts and desires; that we may know Thy courage – and the grounds of Thy hope for the children of men. ~ Howard Thurman, Meditations of the Heart
Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my meditation. Hearken to my cry for help, my King and my God, for I make my prayer to you. In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; early in the morning I make my appeal and watch for you. ~ Psalm 5:1-3
Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
O heavenly Father, who has filled the world with beauty: Open our eyes to behold your gracious hand in all your works; that, rejoicing in your whole creation, we may learn to serve you with gladness; for the sake of him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ~ The Book of Common Prayer
I thank thee, O God, for the day which thou has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. Whether it be bright or dark, I will accept it without fear or complaint. Whatever it brings, I will try to meet it as well as I can. And knowing that all things work together for good to them that love thee, I shall go about my work in quietness and in confidence. Tomorrow I cannot see, but today is mine because it is thine. ~ Theodore Parker Ferris 1908-1972