Here’s another of my favorite prayers to begin the day:
O God, you alone know what lies before me this day, grant that in every hour of it I may stay close to You. Let me be in the world, yet not of it. Let me use this world without abusing it. If I buy something, let me be as though I did not own it. If I have nothing, let me be as though I possessed all things. Let me today embark on no undertaking that is not in line with Your will for my life, nor shrink from any sacrifice which Your will may demand. Suggest, direct, control every movement of my mind; for my Lord Christ’s sake. Amen.
John Baillie wrote this prayer in the early 1900s. His book “A Diary Of Private Prayer,” is my favorite book of prayers.