Poem by Sue Clement
God of my life, I welcome this new day.
It is your gift to me.
The first day of the rest of my life.
I thank you for the sleep that has refreshed me.
I thank you for the chance to begin life all over again.
Lord this day is full of promise and opportunity
Help me to waste none of it.
This day is full of mystery and the unknown.
Help me to face it without fear or anxiety.
This day is full of beauty and adventure.
Help me to be fully alive to it all.
During this day may I become,
A more thoughtful person,
A more prayerful person,
A more generous and kindly person.
Help me not to be tuned in on myself
But to be sensitive and helpful to others.
Let me do nothing today that will harm anyone
But let me help, at least a little
To make life more pleasant for those I meet.
When night comes, may I look on this day without regrets
And may nobody be unhappy because of anything I have done
Or anything I have failed to do.
Lord, bless this day for me, and for all of us.