Lord of eternity, thank you for putting the future into our minds.
At the same time we make and begin to carry out plans for an entire year, help us still to pray about our daily bread and to live a day at a time.
Let the big plans give us focus for what to do right now.
Let the comprehensive vision guide us in our actions at the present.
Make the grand idea bring meaning to the hour we occupy at present.
For the moment now are we thankful, O God.