A Prayer For Today

My life is an instant,
An hour which passes by;

My life is a moment
Which I have no power to stay.

You know, O my God, that to love you here on earth-
I have only today.

-Thérèse of Lisieux

A Prayer of Wonder

Why, O God, do You take such interest in me,
a mere man?

You don’t just see me,
You’re looking at me.

You don’t just hear me,
You’re listening to me.

You don’t just know me,
You delight in me.

May I become as in love with You,
As You are with me.

A Prayer for a New Day

Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.

Incline my heart to your words,

and let your speech come upon me as dew upon the grass.

– Thomas á Kempis

A Prayer for a New Day

O God, I have tasted Thy goodness,
and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more.

I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace.
I am ashamed of my lack of desire.

O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee;
I long to be filled with longing;
I thirst to be made more thirsty still.

– A.W. Tozer