Father Malachy’s Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer

God of my life, I welcome this new day.

It is your gift to me – it is the first day of the rest of my life.

I thank you for the gift of being alive this morning.

I thank you for the sleep that has refreshed me.

I thank you for the chance to make a new beginning.

Lord this day is full of promise and opportunity:

Help me to waste none of it.

This day is full of mystery of the unknown:

Help me to face it without any worries.

During this day, may I become

– a more thoughtful person,

– a more prayerful person,

– a more forgiving person

– a more generous and kindly person.

Lord, bless this day for all of us.