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A Prayer for Guidance

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I just returned from Morning Prayer, which is said every day at my little church at 7:30. This is a great way to start the day. The appointed lections, canticles, and prayers orient me to the day. One of my favorite prayers is the Prayer for Guidance, per below.

Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being; We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit; that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer)

Thank you all for your support and guidance in your blogging and responses.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
L*I*T*A* 10/22/2013 11:40PM

    thanks for sharing........
great prayer......
nice way to start the day!!!
blessings and hugs........lita

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MONTANAWALKER 10/22/2013 6:17PM

    It always helps me to start my day with gratitude for my many blessings and a clear purpose for the day!

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HONOURIA 10/22/2013 6:15PM


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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/22/2013 3:29PM

    That is a great prayer. I say one along that line every morning but mine is not nearly as beautiful and well said.

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SMILINGEYES2 10/22/2013 2:51PM

    Great way to start the day.

I always liked the verse:

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight.

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DDOORN 10/22/2013 12:51PM

    What a wonderful prayer! And our SP community is here as part of His answer...thank you for sharing your struggles...


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MOTHEPRO 10/22/2013 11:31AM


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MADEIT3 10/22/2013 11:29AM

    Thanks for sharing. I do better when I start my days with gratitude and a request for help!

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AUTHENTICALLYME 10/22/2013 11:13AM

    Thank you for trusting and sharing with us!

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JEANNE229 10/22/2013 11:11AM

    Prayers come in all forms...from simple to complex to a whisper in the wind. Each comes from sincerity of the soul.

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PGHP31CK 10/22/2013 11:09AM

    There are so many lovely prayers in the Book of Common Prayer--thank you for sharing that one today. We truly do live, move and have our being in Him. It's so easy to lose our focus on Him -- Praise the Lord, He never loses His focus on us!

This brings to mind Psalm 34:7 "The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them."

Blessings on your day!

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SUSYEILEEN 10/22/2013 10:19AM

    That is awesome! I just started doing the same today! My focus now is on 1 Peter 1:13-16
13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

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THINFITFEMINIST 10/22/2013 10:17AM

    That is beautiful.

I have a different spiritual path from yours but I respect and admire such loveliness.

Thank you

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