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February 5, 2017

O God:

Give me strength to live another day;

Let me not turn coward before its difficulties

or prove recreant to its duties;


Let me not lose faith in other people;

Keep me sweet and sound of heart, in spite of

ingratitude, treachery, or meanness;

Preserve me from minding little stings or

giving them;


Help me to keep my heart clean, and to live so

honestly and fearlessly that no outward failure

can dishearten me or take away the joy of

conscious integrity;


Open wide the eyes of my soul that I may see

good in all things;


Grant me this day some new vision of thy truth;

Inspire me with the spirit of joy and gladness;


And make me the cup of strength to suffering

souls; in the name of the strong Deliverer,

our only Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.



-Phillips Brooks

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