Lord of all, I praise you in the morning as daylight pierces through the darkness. I praise you when the sun is high above the earth and the noonday brightness stirs me to action. I praise you in evening when the stars take their place in the sky to tell their own story. My heart is full of praise for each day is a masterpiece created for your people.

You, O God, are the creator who chooses to redeem a broken world and draw it near. You choose to stand beside me when I question and when I doubt for you are merciful and good. Be in my mind as I plan the work of this day. Be in my words as I encounter those with whom I have a divine appointment. Be in my actions that prove the truth of my intentions. I hope to please you this day from the break of dawn until sleep claims me.

-Pastor Maria