Morning Prayer

Lord, in the quiet of this morning hour I come to Thee for peace, for wisdom,
power to view the world today through love-filled eyes.

Be patient, understanding, gentle, wise; to see beyond what seems to be, and know Thy children as Thou knowest them; and so Naught but the good in anyone behold;
Make deaf my ears to slander that is told; Silence my tongue to aught that is unkind;
Let only thoughts that bless dwell in my mind.

Let me so kindly be, so full of cheer, That all I meet may feel Thy presence near.
O clothe me in Thy beauty, this I pray, Let me reveal Thee, Lord, through all the day.

Ella Syfers Schenck