What will the New Year bring? The excitement of new beginnings, the hope for the future, the worry of what might go wrong, and the anticipation of achieving goals.
But I don’t want to keep thinking about, worrying about and planning for tomorrow…
So I pray for today.
Today I pray for the people in my life, the work in my hands, and the task set before me.
I pray for the strength to face the trials and struggles that today may bring.
I pray for eyes to see the joy and goodness of today,
Today I pray for ears to hear the words I need and a mouth that speaks words of love, comfort, peace, and encouragement to others.
I pray for food to nourish and fuel my body today.
I pray for a mind and heart that can see all there is to be grateful for today and not worry about what tomorrow will bring.
While it’s easy to think about the goals I want to achieve, the things I hope to do and see this year, I pray the distractions of the future don’t hold me back from being present today.
And if for the next 365 days of the year I can remember to pray for today, then I know I’ll have what I need whatever tomorrow may bring.
Thank you for today.