You whose name is Love, who never turns away form the cry of Your needy children, hear my prayer this morning. Make this a day of blessing to me, and make me a blessing to others. Keep all evil away from me. Preserve me from public or private sin. Help me to control my temper. May I check the first risings of anger or sullenness. If I meet with unkindness or ill-treatment, give me that charity which suffers long and bears all things. Make me kind and gentle towards all, loving even those who don’t love me. Let me live this day as if it were to be my last. O my God, show me the path You would have me follow. May I take no step that is not ordered by You, and go nowhere except You, Lord, go with me–Amen.