A Morning Prayer

"Gracious Father,
Invade our waking thoughts with thankfulness
for the most basic things -
for breath, and life, and life eternal,
for bread, and words, and for The Word made flesh.
May we be pulled toward light and work of day,
not held by night time thoughts and regrets.
Let first words turn to prayers,
and may our hearts not rail
but bow in morning worship to You, Precious Lord."

modified from a book of prayers for college students, copyright 2008 Kathleen Nielson