I’m living now this present day.
That’s what I’m called to do today,
not dwell on problems from the past
that sadden or distract me now,
not letting me make the most of now.
Good happenings from the past can help,
like problems, dangers we’ve survived.
Remembering that brings courage, hope
to trust you, God, to get me through today.
I welcome present moment that you give,
in stream of life each on eof us does share,
these moments conscious and unconscious.
I thank you, God, that I’m alive.
Help me to be attentive to
what you reveal to be your will.
Help me to do what truly is your will.
It’s thoughts, words, deeds of love you seek
from each of us as day unfolds
as we live out this give of life today.
Help me, help all, to know and do your will.
I thank you for your blessings in the past.
Remembering them helps me to live with thankfulness today.
- A Columban Missionary