“Each morning is a new beginning of our life.
Each day is a finished whole.
The present day marks the boundary
of our cares and concerns.
It is long enough to find God or to lose him,
to keep faith,
or fall into disgrace.
God created day and night for us so we need not
wander without boundaries, but may be able
to see in every morning
the goal of the evening ahead.
Just as the ancient sun rises anew every day,
so the eternal mercy of God is new every morning.
Every morning God gives us
the gift of comprehending anew
his faithfulness of old;
thus, in the midst of our life with God,
we may daily begin a new life with him.
The first moments of the new day are for
God’s liberating grace,
God’s sanctifying presence.
Before the heart
unlocks itself for the world,
God wants to open it for himself;
Before the ear takes in
the countless voices of the day,
it should hear in the early hours
the voice of the
Creator and Redeemer.
God prepared the stillness
of the first morning for himself.
It should remain his.”