Praise and thanksgiving to you O Lord for this day that you have once awakened us in the midst of your magnificent creation. Bless this day O Lord and bless all our activities. May all our work this day reflect joy and humility.
In your mercy forgive, O Lord, our little acts of omission, whenever we choose to abscond or delay acts of obedience and charity, and whenever with impatience we tend to desire the easy but often either selfish or selfless way out of difficulty.
Grant us the courage to live according to Your laws of love and good common sense. Imbibe in us the love of the life we are receiving as you will us to, so that we may not want to fall to the devil's pit and forsake the beautiful plans you have for us.
Bestow on us the grace to love ourselves and to impart that love to others.
May the Holy Spirit be with us always so that we may be moved to that "outside encouragement of a little love" so that altogether we may grow in love for You.
This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ Your son and our savior who lives and reigns with you forever and ever. Amen.