Thank you for this new day,
its beauty, light, and possibilities.
Thank you for the chance to begin again,
free from the limitations of yesterday.
Today may I be reborn.
May I become more fully
a reflection of your radiance
and an embodiment
of your transforming love.
Give me strength and compassion.
Show me the light within myself and others.
Help me recognize the good that is available everywhere.
May I be, this day, an instrument
of love and healing.
Lead me in your ways
so that I may know life in abundance.
Ground me in a constant awareness of your presence
so that I may know and embody
your peace, wisdom, and courage.
in her book, Illuminata: Thoughts, Prayers, Rites of Passage (1994)
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
• Move Us, Loving God
• Prayer of the Week – August 1, 2016
• Prayer of the Week – August 3, 2015
• Prayer and the Experience of God in an Ever-Unfolding Universe
• The Prayer Tree
Images: Michael Bayly.