The Coming Day

O Lord, grant me to greet the coming day in peace. 
Help me in all things to rely upon thy holy will. 
In every hour of the day reveal thy will to me. 
Bless my dealings with all who surround me. 
Teach me to treat all that comes to me 
throughout the day with peace of soul, 
and with the firm conviction that thy will governs all. 
In all my deeds and words 
guide my thoughts and feelings. 
In unforeseen events, 
let me not forget that all are sent by thee. 
Teach me to act firmly and wisely, 
without embittering and embarrassing others. 
Give me strength to bear the fatigue of the coming day 
and all that it shall bring. 
Direct my will, teach me to pray, 
pray thou thyself in me. Amen. 

(a prayer of Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow; photo courtesy of

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