A Prayer for Today

This is the beginning of a new day.  God has given me this day to use as I will.  I can waste it or use it for good but what I do today is important, because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.  When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving in its place something I have traded for it.  I want it to be gain and not loss, good and not evil, success and not failure, in order that I shall not regret the price that I have paid for it.

 

YOUR NEXT TWELVE HOURS

JUST FOR TODAY     I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life’s problems at once.

JUST FOR TODAY     I will be happy.  I will assume to be true what Abraham Lincoln said, “My folks were as happy as they      made up their minds to be.”

JUST FOR TODAY     I will try to strengthen my mind, I will study and I will learn something useful.  I will read something that requires effort, thought, and concentration.

JUST FOR TODAY     I will adjust my self to what is and not try to adjust everything for my own desires.

JUST FOR TODAY     I will exercise my soul in three ways:  I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out; I will do at least two things I do not want to do, just for exercise;  I will not show anyone that my feelings are hurt, they may be hurt but today I will not show it.

JUST FOR TODAY     I will be agreeable.  I will look as well as I can, dress becomingly, talk low, act courteously, criticize not one bit, not find fault with anything and not try to improve or regulate anybody but myself.

JUST FOR TODAY     I will have a program, I may not follow it exactly but I will have it.

JUST FOR TODAY     I will save myself from two pests:  hurry and indecision.

JUST FOR TODAY     I will have a quiet half hour all by myself.  During this half hour I will try to get a better perspective on my life.

JUST FOR TODAY     I will be unafraid.  Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful and to believe that as I give to the world so the world will give back to me.

JUST FOR TODAY     I will recognize God as my Heavenly Father and that I am his child and to think, act and feel accordingly.  This is the day which the Lord hath made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.

JUST FOR TODAY      I will pray at noon for the world’s greatest need,  “Grant peace, O God, in our time, Amen.

JUST FOR TODAY     I will give back to God this day before going to sleep in this covering prayer:

 

O Lord, thou knows how I live;

All I have done amiss forgive;

All of good I have tried to do:

Strengthen, bless and carry through;

All I love in safety keep,

While in thee, I fall asleep.

 

 

 

 

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