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.