photo by Amy Hodges
I am not a morning person. At all. Seriously. My children have beaten me down and now I do wake up earlier than ever, but I am not happy about it. I struggle with my mood in the morning. I have realized that how I approach the morning hours has a significant impact on how my family's day starts. Several years ago, a good friend shared a beautiful prayer with me. The prayer comes from the Iona Community in Scotland (have I told you I'm a Presbyterian?) This is my prayer to start the day.
Throughout this day,
Enliven our minds,
Inspire our conversation,
Inform our decisions,
And protect those we love.
And should today bring
What we neither anticipate nor desire,
Increase our faith and decrease our pride
Until we know that,
When we face the unexpected,
We do not stand alone.
Hear these prayers
Made in the presence and in the name
Of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
I hope that whatever you believe, your days start in an amazing way. Thank you to the lovely Amy-Kim KyremesParks for always sharing the love!