+ O God, this morning I have come, into the quietness and stillness of your presence, to begin the day, so that out of this moment, I may take with me a quiet serenity, which will last me through the rough, and the smooth of this day’s life.
+ I have come to find wisdom, so that today I may not make any foolish mistakes, that I may know when to speak, and when to keep silent, when to act, and when to refrain from action.
+ I have come to find peace, so that nothing may worry or upset me, all through today.
+ I have come to find courage, to be patient not to give up hope, when hopes are long in coming true, to accept disappointment without bitterness, and delay without complaint.
+ I have come to find love-to listen to your love, so that all through today I may love, without being attached, that nothing may make me bitter or unforgiving.
+ I have come to begin the day with you, so that I may be able to continue it, and end it with you, without regret.
+ And I have come this day, O God, to be real, transparent as a mountain spring, with a heart open and spontaneous as a child.
+ Hear this, my morning prayer: in the name of Jesus and for the sake of the world. Amen-May it be so.
Found at Morningstar R.C. Seminary, Barrackpore, India
adapted by Kent Ira Groff
Associate of Holy Cross