I give this day to You.
May my mind stay centered on the things of spirit.
May I not be tempted to stray from love.
As I begin this day, I open to receive You.
Please enter where you already abide.
May my mind and heart be pure and true,
and may I not deviate from the things of goodness.
May I see the love and innocence in all
mankind, behind the masks we all wear and
the illusions of this worldly plane.
I surrender to You my doings this day.
I ask only that they serve You and the healing of
May I bring Your love and goodness with me, to
give unto others wherever I go.
Make me the person You would have me be.
Direct my footsteps, and show me what You
would have me do.
Make the world a safer, more beautiful place.
Bless all Your creatures.
Heal us all, and use me, dear Lord, that I might
know the joy of being used by You.
By, Marianne Williamson
Submitted by, Pastoral Care Department, SLU Hospital