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Dear God,

I give you this day, relinquishing to you my selfish ambition and pride.

I thank you for the gift of each day and for good, constructive work.

Please bless me and show me how I can bless others.

Prompt me to be unselfish and kind, and protect me from all kinds of evil.

Help me hold my tongue in check, and remind me not to give in to bitterness and dissatisfaction.

Give me wisdom and courage, and help me to care only what you think of me, not what other people think.

Bless me with mental sharpness, physical health and energy to do the work you have given me to do.

Let me remember to be your witness and your servant in the work place, always acting for the good of others.

Keep me from squandering company time or my time, and help me to work at whatever arena you have placed me in with diligence and enthusiasm.

Keep me humble, always aware that this is a team effort and others are contributing to my success.

Keep me open to their ideas, aware of the gifts they bring, and grateful for their assistance.

I also pray for those I work with, or write for, or come into contact with. Guard their health, lift any burden of worry, fear, frustration or any other negative emotion they might be experiencing.

Let them feel your peace, and show me how I can best exemplify your peace and joy in everything I do.

Where there is illness, bring healing. Where there is financial hardship, bring assistance. Where there is despair, bring hope. And where there is fear or uncertainty, bring the peace that passes understanding.

Let me always be grateful, expressing that gratitude by placing you first in all I do.

Amen

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Writer, editor, publisher, journalist, author, columnist, believer in enjoying my journey and helping other people enjoy theirs. bknicholson@att.net

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