Dear God, how is it that one day, I can awaken in a negative frame of mind, and on the next, awaken rejoicing? Nothing has changed and yet I have optimism. I am brimming with it.
Lord, let me take from this the proper lesson: That conditions around me are irrelevant. That my mood is not in my control. That all will change. That faith in you is ultimately what will sustain me.
Lord, let me learn to have equanimity in the face of the lows as well as the highs. If I focus on the simple task of being useful and responsible to those around me, then a simple joy will come my way. Not a twitching ecstasy – but peace.
The peace you promise and deliver is available to me at all times and under all conditions!
God, let me greet this day as the gift it is. Let me have enthusiasm for my labors. Let me have the proper intent: to seek and do your will.
Thank you, o my Lord.