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"Dear Lord we ask you to cover us with Your protection against all harm and evil and to bind every spirit that may come against us. Into Your hands Dear Lord I commend my body, mind, soul and spirit. St Michael the Archangel pray for us"

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On wakening it is lovely to have the first thoughts of the new day focussed on God. The very first prayer of the day should be that given to us by the Son - The Lord's Prayer or The Our Father. Saint Louis de Montfort tells us in his book - The Secrets of The Rosary:

"The Our Father contains all the duties we owe to God, the acts of all the virtues and the petitions for all our spiritual and corporal needs. Tertullian says that the Our Father is a summary of the New Testament. Thomas a Kempis says that it surpasses all the desires of all the saints; that it is a condensation of all the beautiful sayings of all the psalms and canticles; that in it we ask God for everything that we need, that by it we praise him in the very best way; that by it we lift up our souls from earth to heaven and unite them closely to God."

"Our Father Who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven;
Give us this day our daily bread;
And Forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil. Amen

For thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory for ever and ever. Amen"

A simple prayer of 'Thanks Be To God' when we wake up starts the day with His name on our lips. Dedicating the day ahead to the Lord will result in a calm and peace in all we do and a fruitful day's work, yes even when things seem to go wrong. Rather than curse the mishap, say 'Thanks Be To God' or 'Praise You Lord'. Here are a few nice little morning prayers to set the tone for the day:

  • "God of my life, I welcome this new day. It is Your gift to me, a new creation, a promise of resurection."
  • "Dear Lord, I thank You for the Grace of being alive this morning; I thank You for the sleep that has refreshed me; I thank You for the chance to make a new beginning."
  • "Dear Lord, I give you may hands to do Your work; I give You my feet to go Your way; I give You my eyes to see as You see; I give You my tongue to speak Your words; I give You my mind that You may think in me; I give You my spirit that You may pray in me. Above all, I give You my heart that You may love in me - love the Father and love all humankind. I give You my whole self, Lord, that You may grow in me, so that it is You who lives, works and prays in me. Amen."
Angels are spoken of frequently in the Bible and we should be aware of their existence. Jesus was supported by the angels during his trials in the desert before He set out on His work. We each have a guardian angel and a lovely little prayer for both morning and night is one to ask our guardian angel to watch over us.
  • "Oh Angel of God, my guardian dear. To whom God's love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side, to light, to guard, to rule and guide me. Amen"
A lovely way of giving the day over to the Lord is in simple conversation with Him, chatting as if to a member of the family or a good friend.:
  • "Good morning Lord, it's great to be with You again today. I'm glad You are going to be with me today. Help me in all I do and say today, bring a smile to my lips for all I meet today, place on my tongue kind and gentle words for all I speak with today. And when the day's over bring me home safely."
By getting into the habit of chatting with God like a child chats away to a parent, we will bring God's presence within us to the surface and enjoy His company. May Jesus and Mary Bless you in all you do today!

Moytura has several other sites with a 'Christian flavour'. Prayerful Thoughts & Thoughtful Prayers is a little collection of prayers and thought-provoking stories, and a few links to some other really nice websites. Reflections for Lent offers a daily meditation for the 40 days of lent and the week leading into Easter. As part of my Journey section of the website join me to learn a little of the Early Christian Church in Ireland by visiting Clonmacnoise, founded by St. Ciaran on the banks of the River Shannon in the 6th. Century. Read about Saint Brendan the Navigator who started a Monastic settlement in the tiny village of Clonfert in the 6th century, located on the Galway/Offaly/Tipperary border. Travel on my journeys to two of Canada's most famous Catholic Shrines - Saint Anne de Beaupré and Cap de la Madeleine, both on the shores of the Saint Lawrence river in Quebec. Finally I welcome you to come with me to see a little of Medugorje, a peaceful haven in a war-torn country - Bosnia-Herzogovina. Please also pay a visit to  Moytura's Irish Bookshop where you can find books on the history of Christianity in IrelandIrish Prayers and Celtic Christianity

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