Every day is a gift.
Every day is an adventure.
Help me, O Lord, to grasp the new day with courage and faith.
Open my heart as well as my eyes so I may recognise You.
May every new moment, new sight, new friendship, excite me.
May my soul rejoice and worship, because You are with me.
Should the gift feel heavy, or the adventure seem too frightening,
Remind me that You will ALWAYS be with us,
on good days and the difficult ones too.
Come, O Holy Spirit, touch my life and my lips
so I may praise God my Father wholeheartedly,
and love my fellow pilgrims as Christ has loved me.
This gift is what I can give to You:
the obedience of love and the trust of my heart,
the thoughtfulness of my mind,
the determination of my will to subject myself to You.
For You are my everything since You gave all for me.
Such grace, mercy, and joy lead me always back to You
even when I have wandered and strayed.
As a prodigal child, I seek Your faithful forgiveness,
As a wayward one who should know better
I place my life into Your welcoming arms.
Bless the Name of the Holy Three-in-One,
the True and Living God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.