I found this short prayer at a retreat years ago. I did not write it, but I do love praying it.
It's a wonderful way to start the day.
"I will try this day to live a simple, sincere, and serene life,
repelling promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety,
discouragement, impurity, and self-seeking;
cultivating cheerfulness, magnanimity, charity,
and the habit of holy silence;
exercising economy in expenditure, generosity in giving,
carefulness in conversation, diligence in appointed service,
fidelity to every trust, and a childlike faith in God.
"In particular I will try to be faithful in those habits of prayer,
work, study, physical exercise, eating, and sleep
which I believe the Holy Spirit has shown me to be right.
"And as I cannot in my own strength do this,
nor even with a hope of success attempt it,
I look to Thee, O Lord God my Father,
in Jesus my Savior,
and ask for the gift of the Holy Spirit."
(Previously published by Forward Movement Publications.)
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