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A Morning Prayer

A Morning Prayer

Dear Lord, 

 

It’s a new day

A new month

A chance to take a step forward

In hope and joy

To seize the day

To see it in all its glory

But sometimes the morning 

Is hard

And lonely

And a challenge to face

On those days when the darkness seems too dark

And the light feels so far away

Open my eyes to your presence

In the way the light dances on the floor

In the chatter of birds out my window

In the splash of water on my face 

In the voices of children

The greetings of neighbors

An unexpected phone call

A handwritten letter from a friend

The first sip of hot coffee

The gentle movement of the Spirit

Blowing in the wind

Landing on me

Greeting me

Calling me to remember

Your love and grace

Your presence

Your power

The day is new

Full of potential and possibility

My hands are open

My heart is ready

To face the day

In your presence

Your love, my guide

Your grace, my sanctuary

Amen. 

 

Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is an ordained ELCA pastor, mother of two, and spouse of an ELCA pastor. She lives with her family in Cole Camp, MO. You can read more at her website or follow her work on Facebook.  

 

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