Thank you for a new day. For new grace, new hope, new love. Thank you for the present, for now. That yesterday does not confine or define me. That today you are with me. This is the day that you have made; I will rejoice and be glad in it!
Thank you for hope. Hope that is grounded and secure in you. Hope that does not disappoint. Hope because for those living in darkness a light has dawned. Hope because the path of the righteous is like the first light of dawn, shining ever brighter until the full light of day.
Thank you for shelter and warmth. That on a cold, wet night I am warm and dry. That if I am cold I have extra clothes and central heating. I am mindful that this is a privilege not afforded to all and humbled by this knowledge. Help me to work for justice and relief for my brothers and sisters oppressed and trapped by poverty.