Pilgrimage Prayer

Lord, I thank you for the gift of being alive this morning.
I thank you for the sleep which has refreshed me.
We pray for those who may have had a restless night
because of pain or anxiety.
May this day be better for them.
I thank you for this day and a chance to start again.

Lord, this day is full of promise and opportunity.
Help me to waste none of it.
This day is full of mystery and the unknown.
Help me to face it without fear and anxiety.
This day is full of adventure.
Help me to be fully alive to it all.

During this day may I become a more thoughtful person,
a more prayerful person,
a more generous and kindly person.
Help me not to be turned in on myself,
but to be sensitive and helpful to others.

Let me do nothing today that will hurt anyone,
rather, let me make life more pleasant for those I meet today.
When night comes, may I look back on this day without regrets
and may nobody be unhappy because of anything I have said,
done or failed to do.
Lord bless this day for all of us.


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