Your New Morning Prayer

In the book The Valley of Vision the following is recorded as a morning prayer of the puritans. This is a prayer we could all adopt and learn from as we start our morning off turning to the One who woke us from our sleep.

Compassionate Lord,
Thy mercies have brought me to the dawn of another day,
Vain will be its gift unless I grow in grace, increase in knowledge, ripen for spiritual harvest.
Let me this day know thee as thou art, love thee supremely, serve thee wholly, admire thee fully.
Through grace let my will respond to thee,
Knowing that power to obey is not in me, but that thy free love alone enables me to serve thee.
Here then is my empty heart, overflow it with thy choicest gifts;
Here is my blind understanding, chase away its mists of ignorance.
O ever watchful Shepherd, lead, guide, tend me this day.

Challenge: Spend a few minutes every morning for the rest of this week praying through this prayer and see how it changes your perspective for the day. 

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