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Prayer for a Good Day

If I take a few minutes to talk with God and ask Him to help me change my attitude, I can arise knowing that I will discover beauty in the day.

Beautiful lake sunrise: Prayer for a Good Day

The Navajos have many beautiful prayer-songs intended to keep them in close harmony with the world. One of the songs goes something like this:

On the path of beauty traveling,
Beauty before me,
Beauty behind me,
Beauty above me,
Beauty below me,
Beauty all around me.
Let my eyes see only beauty this day as I travel.
In beauty it is finished,
In beauty.

I like to think of that song on the days when I get up on the wrong side of the bed. If I decide that I’m going to have a bad day, and I accept that mind-set and do nothing to change it, then a bad day is what I’ll surely have. But if I take a few minutes to talk with God and ask Him to help me change my attitude and find a positive outlook instead, I can arise knowing that I will discover beauty in the day, whether things go the way I want them to or not.

Right now, this morning, I’ll place this day in God’s care and look for the harmony in this beautiful world He has set before me.

Dear Lord, there is beauty all around me when my days include You.

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