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Day 8 | Morning Dedication

This anonymous prayer is a recommitment of oneself to the Lord. Intended to be a morning prayer, these words seek to reframe all of one’s life in terms of fidelity and loyalty to God above all else.

Almighty God, 
As I cross the threshold of this day 
I commit my soul, body, affairs, and friends to your care. Watch over, keep, guide, direct, sanctify, and bless me. Incline my heart to your ways and to your glory. 
Mold me into the image of Jesus, as a potter forms clay. Make my lips a well-tuned harp to sound your praise. 
Let those around me see me living by your Spirit, 
Trampling the world’s ideals underfoot, 
Unconformed to lying vanities, 
Transformed by a renewed mind, 
Clad in the entire armor of God, 
Shining as a never-dimmed light, 
Showing holiness in all my doings. 
Let no evil this day stain my thoughts, motives, words. In needful transactions let my affection be in heaven, 
My gaze fixed on unseen things, 
My eyes open to the emptiness of mere earthly vanities. May I view all things in the mirror of eternity, 
Waiting for the coming of my Lord, 
Hastening unto the new heaven and earth. 
In view of heaven, 
Order this day all my communications 
According to your wisdom and for the sake of mutual good. Forbid that I should speak or hope of that which is not true or lasting. May I utter each word as if my last word, 
And walk each step as my final one. 
If my life should end today, let this be my best day. 
Let it be a day where all my energies are fixed on you.