Almighty God, we bless and praise You that we have wakened to the light of another day. Now we will think what a day should be. Our days are Yours, let them be spent for You. Our days are few, let them be spent with care. There are dark days behind us, forgive their sinfulness. There may be dark days ahead of us, strengthen us for their trials. We pray You to shine on this day–the day which we may call our own. Lord, we go to our daily work; help us to take pleasure in it. Show us clearly what our duty is; help us to be faithful in doing it. Let all we do be done well, pleasing to Your eyes. Give us strength to do and patience to bear. Let our courage never fail. When we cannot love our work, let us think of it as Your task. By our true love to You, make unlovely things shine in the light of Your great love–Amen.