A Morning Prayer to the Spirit

VADEMECUM, Collection of Prayers by Divine Word Missionaries

(from the Monastery of Optino in Russia)

L. Holy Spirit of God,

A. Grant that I may meet the coming day with spiritual tranquility. Grant that in all things I may rely upon your holy will.

L. In each hour of the day, reveal your will to me.

A. Whatever news may reach me this day, teach me to accept it with a calm soul, knowing that all is subject to your holy will.

L. Direct my thoughts and feelings in all my words and actions.

A. In all unexpected occurrences, do not let me forget that all is your gift. Grant that I may deal firmly and wisely with every member of my community and all who are in my care, neither embarrassing nor saddening anyone.

L. Give me the strength to bear the fatigue of the coming day with all that it shall bring.

A. Direct my will and teach me to pray, to believe, to hope,tobepatient,toforgive,andtolove. Amen.

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