A Prayer For Today

morning by morning

This is the beginning of a new day.
God has given me this day to use as I will.
I can waste it–or use it for good, but what I do today is important,
because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.

When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving in its place something I have traded for it.
I want it to be a gain, and not a loss, and not evil;
success, and not failure, in order that I shall not regret the price I have paid for it.

p90 – Catholic Family Prayer Book
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