Not just another day, O Lord, is today, but a day full of life and opportunity! Not a day to feel tired or bored or aggravated, but a day of joy and energy and gratitude!

You make the difference, O God! Be present with me. Live within me. Let your merciful reign watch over me. Make every step of mine a sign of your guidance.

Your glory opens my eyes to the marvel of existence, O Almighty of the ages!  Invisible God, who shines more brightly that the most intense light, whose wisdom sparkles from the stars and sprouts from the rich loam of the earthworm!

Let me see with the eyes of a child, and feel the wonder of this world, and dream of the next.