My Morning Prayer is how I begin all of my mornings. I have done so for many years. The formalization of this prayer began in Bimini, but it had many less formalized predecessors before that. This prayer was inspired by St. Francis of Assisi’s prayer: “Let me be an instrument of thy peace.”
My prayer goes beyond being a vessel, as I already know that I am one. So I am really asking that I may notice how much I am a vessel in any given moment of the day. And is there even more than that? My surroundings are just a reflection of the state I am in—so noticing them is just noticing myself.
Today’s word is “truth.” So how much truth do I see reflected back at me, and where do I see it? The day is early and we shall see.
My Morning Prayer currently goes like this:
Thank you, God, for this beautiful day. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for this wonderful place we live. Thank you for the plants and animals that share our lives with us. And today for the wonderful fire in the fireplace.
Make me an instrument of thy peace, love, joy, beauty, harmony, grace, healing, communication, abundance, gratitude, magic, bliss, truth, divine perfection, and cocreation. What shall I notice today?
What shall I be so much of that everything reflects back to me; so much that I stand in awe of my own being? I listen. And I hear, Truth. Today my word is “truth.”
I start with gratitude for the day and for all things. The deeper I go into gratitude, the greater the experience becomes. I know that all magic starts with the catalyst of gratitude. No matter what the day looks like. A gorgeous sunrise makes it easy to be thankful. So I usually start there, because it is easy.
Often, it is rainy, cloudy, cold, or windy. I am still grateful. Today it is four degrees below zero. I am grateful. I am grateful to be sitting in front of the fireplace, warmed by the glow of the embers, writing in my book. So that is my morning prayer.