Lenten Meditation: A Prayer for Today



O God, Give me strength to live another day;


Let me not turn coward before its difficulties or prove recreant to it duties;


Let me not lose faith in other people;


Keep me sweet and sound of heart, in spite of ingratitude, treachery, or meanness.


Preserve me from minding little stings or giving them;


Help me to keep my heart clean and to live so honestly and fearlessly that no outward failure can dishearten me or take away the joy of conscious integrity;


Open wide the eyes of my soul that I may see good in all things;


Grant me this day some new vision of thy truth;


Inspire me with the spirit of joy and gladness;


And make me the cup of strength to suffering souls;


In the name of the strong Deliverer, our only Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


Amen




written by the Rt. Rev. Phillips Brooks