O God, I begin this day confident of your sustaining presence. I am comforted as I feel You, I adore Your warmth and my heart leaps at the sound of Your voice …
Amidst the many competing sounds of life, Your voice, Holy One, speaks to me. Will I be listening? Or will everyday distractions lure me to a place of inattentive wandering, of worshiping idols instead of you?
O Merciful God, deter my misdirected attention when voices other than Yours beckon me to follow. Open my ears to hear, that I will only follow You in faithfulness and in truth — knowing that Your Word is the Word of life and Your Son, Jesus, is the Only Way. He is my salvation ….
Make me brave. Keep me bold. Guide my steps that I may be a light to the world in which I find myself this day. I will obediently follow You my Lord, wherever You lead. I willingly surrender myself to say, nonetheless, not my will — but Thine be done” today. In the blessed, matchless name of Jesus I pray. Amen