God of this new morning,
you have awakened me to the brightness of your dawn.
I begin this day in gratitude,
recalling your mercies through the night,
anticipating glimpses of your glory in the hours ahead.
Make my face shine today with the joy of your grace,
so that another is helped to see your presence
and find hope.
In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
(from the worship companion to Feasting on the Word, Vol 1, year A)
How might your day be different if you begin with prayer?
We invite you to practice prayer this week, either silent or out loud.