In the shallow light of this day’s dawning,
I kneel before you, O Lord my God,
and confess the needs of my heart’s longing:
peace, wisdom, forgiveness and courage.
Grant me peace, my God and my Savior,
that I may walk with a clear mind,
that I may find the path of light
and walk in it without malice or mischief.
Grant me wisdom, O Lord, I pray,
that I may know my own heart,
that I may stay upon the path of light,
and see things in their true nature.
Grant forgiveness, Lord,
to any who has wronged me,
and wipe from my heart any urge of vengeance,
that I also may walk in heaven’s own grace.
Grant me courage, my King and my Redeemer,
that I may yet press forward upon the path
that you have chosen for my feet,
even in the dark and lonely hours.
Let me rejoice once again,
in the joy of my salvation,
in the promise of your nearness,
the comfort of your presence.
Let me delight in all that is right,
and pure, holy, faultless.
Let me fix my mind
upon the things that are above,
and let me walk in unfeigned love
through all that may come,
through all that may be done
on this good day that you have made.