Gracious Father, creator of everything that exists. You have no beginning and no end. You are sovereign over all creation. You have caused the sun to rise today and have given me a fresh morning to start again. I acknowledge Your faithfulness the past night for granting me enough time to rest and recharge.
I would like to start this day with You. I would like to acknowledge Your presence first thing in the morning. I would like to thank You for giving me another day to live. I am grateful for the gift of life. I am excited to witness Your grace and mercy unfold this day.
I pray for strength. I know this day will demand me to do things beyond my capacities. Help me to depend on You alone. I pray for wisdom and discernment. Grant me the power to make rightful judgments on the things that I have to decide on. Help me not to rush into doing things out of pressure or need. Grant me sanity to do it according to Your will.
I pray for self-control. I know I would grow weary along the way as I attend to my responsibilities. Help me to express joy in whatever I do and to not complain over difficult situations.
I pray for more compassion. Help me to view people with empathy. I pray that when I see them, I will see them beyond their outward actions or flawed characters. I pray that I would see their real needs and that I would be willing to extend help in whatever way possible.
Lord, I know that You’ve got great plans for me today. It may not turn out exactly as I imagined it to be but help me to lend my full trust in You alone. I declare victory in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.