Prayer of Morning Resolve
I will try this day to live a simple, sincere and serene life, repelling promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, impurity, and self-seeking; cultivating cheerfulness, magnanimity, charity, and the habit of holy silence; exercising economy in expenditure, generosity in giving, carefulness in conversation, diligence in appointed service, fidelity to every trust, and a childlike faith in God.
In particular I will try to be faithful in those habits of prayer, work, study, physical exercise, eating, and sleep which I believe the Holy Spirit has shown me to be right.
And as I cannot in my own strength do this, nor even with a hope of success attempt it, I look to thee, O Lord God my Father, in Jesus my Savior, and ask for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
let me never be put to shame; *
for you are my crag and my stronghold; *
O Lord, O God of truth.
you know my distress.
and also my throat and my belly.
and my years with sighing; *
and my bones are consumed.
a dismay to those of my acquaintance; *
fear is all around; *
they plot to take my life.
and from those who persecute me.
let them be silent in the grave.
which you have laid up for those who fear you; *
for those who put their trust in you.
“I have been cut off from the sight of your eyes.” *
when I cried out to you.
but repays to the full those who act haughtily.
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