Monday, April 17

A prayer for today: 12p

O God in whose infinite self are laid up all treasures of wisdom and truth and holiness, grant that through constant fellowship with you the true graces of Christian character may more and more take shape within my soul:
The grace of a thankful and uncomplaining heart:
The grace to wait patiently for your answers and to answer your call promptly:
The grace of courage, whether in suffering or in danger:
The grace to endure difficulty as a good servant of Jesus Christ:

The grace of boldness in standing for what is right:
The grace of preparedness, so as not to enter into temptation:
The grace of bodily discipline:
The grace of strict truthfulness:
The grace to treat others as I would have others treat me:
The grace of charity, so that I may refrain from hasty judgment:
The grace of silence, so that I may refrain from hasty speech:
The grace of forgiveness towards all who have wronged me:
The grace of tenderness towards all who are weaker than me:
The grace of persistence in continuing to desire this grace for which I pray.

And now, O God, give me a quiet mind, as I lie down to rest. Dwell in my thoughts until sleep overcomes me. Let me rejoice in the knowledge that, whether awake or asleep, I am still with you. Let me not be troubled by any anxiety over the small things in life. Let no troubled dreams disturb me, so that I may awake refreshed and ready for the tasks of another day. And to your name be all the glory. Amen.