Daily Worship

A Prayer for the Morning

Laura Digan February 05, 2023 3 2
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Psalm 5: 1-3 (NRSVA)

1 Give ear to my words, O Lord;
    give heed to my sighing.
2 Listen to the sound of my cry,
    my King and my God,
    for to you I pray.
3 O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice;
    in the morning I plead my case to you, and watch.

When I was a wee girl my Mum taught me and my brother a prayer to say each night at bedtime. Many of you probably know this prayer: “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep, if I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.”

It is on reflection an intense prayer for a wee child to pray and some would think maybe a tad morbid but I always drew comfort from the words. Whatever happened to me, I was the Lord’s.

Last year I had covid and combined with my asthma I really struggled to breathe.

Sometimes I’d wake from sleeping or napping gasping for air. Those nights when I had covid I went to sleep with my childhood prayer firmly upon my lips. Now when my time comes, I will be ecstatic to wake up in glory but for now I still have much to do here on earth! So each morning when I awoke in my bed thanks and praises sang from my mouth that I had been given the gift of a fresh new day.




Father, Son and Spirit

Thank you for a new day.

Thank you that no matter what the weather, this is a day for living.

Thank you that no matter what the weather, you are with me.

At the start of this new day Lord, set my heart upon you.

As I go about my day keep me focused upon you

And turn me around when needed.

Thank you for the people I will meet.

Thank you for all you put on my path.

Thank you for all the opportunities I will have to share your love, throughout this day.

I love you Lord