This Day is Your Gift to Us

Hand of God and Adam, Michelangelo

This day is your gift to us;
    we take it, Lord, from your hand
    and thank you for the wonder of it.

God be with us in this your day,
    every day and every way,
God be with us and for us in this your day;
    and the love and affection of heaven be toward us.

We place into your hands, Lord, the choices we face:
  All that I am, Lord, I place into your hands.
  All that I do, Lord, I place into your hands.
  Everything I work for, I place into your hands.
  Everything I hope for, I place into your hands.
  The troubles that weary me, I place into your hands.
  The thoughts that disturb me, I place into your hands.
  Each that I pray for, I place into your hands.
  Each that I care for, I place into your hands.

We place into your hands, Lord, the choices we face.
Guard us from choosing the way perilous,
    of which the end is heart-pain and the secret tear.

Rich in counsel, show us the way that is plain and safe.
May we feel your presence at the heart of our desires,
    and so know them for your desires for us.

Thus shall we prosper,
    thus see that our purpose is from you,
    thus have power to do the good which endures.

In the name of Christ we pray, Amen.

Associated with St Oswald of Worcester (d.992) (revised & abridged)


Sourced from Regent College Chapel of June 23, 2020

About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
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