As the dawn breaks, Lord,
have mercy on me.
Strip away the sins that weaken me.
Mend my faults.
Cleanse my imperfection.
When the Holy Spirit speaks,
help me to grasp the meaning of the words,
and treasure them!
I place myself at your service
the whole day log.
Guard me from injuries of body and mind.
Let the rising of the sun find me blessing your name
and its setting proclaiming your praise.
-By a Columban Missionary