I come into the stillness and quietness of your Presence to begin the day with you,
so that I may take with me a quiet serenity which will last me throughout this day's life.
I have come to find WISDOM so that I may not make any foolish mistakes.
I have come to find PEACE so that nothing may worry or upset me.
I have come to find LOVE so that nothing make make me bad-tempered, bitter or unkind.
I have come to begin the day with you, continue it with you, and end it with you,
so that it may be a day in which there is nothing to regret.
Hear this my morning prayer, through Christ, my Lord and Saviour, amen.
[Lois Guinan Browne]
Quiet Day of Prayer Herolds Bay
Be still and rest in the Lord, wait for him and patiently lean yourself upon Him. [Psalm 37:7]
"Forsake not wisdom, and she will keep, defend, and protect you; love her, and she will guard you. Prize wisdom highly and exalt her, and she will exalt and promote you; she will bring you to honor when you embrace her. She shall give to your head a wreath of gracefulness, a crown of beauty and glory will she deliver to you. When you walk, your steps shall not be hampered, your path will be clear and open, and when you run, you shall not stumble. Take firm hold of instruction, and do not let go, for she is your life. Keep my words in the center of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh." [from Proverbs 4]
"Do not fret or have anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your wants known to God. And God's peace shall be yours ..." [Philippians 4:6]
"In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us ... And we know (understand, recognize and are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe and put faith in and rely on the love God cherishes for us. God is love ... We love Him, because He first loved us ..." [from 1 John 10-19]