Lord I Hope This Day Is Good

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Lord, I hope this day is good
I’m feelin’ empty and misunderstood
I should be thankful, Lord, I know I should
But Lord I hope this day is good

It’s a start-of-the-day prayer. I have been given another day to live – to enjoy, create memories, serve others. I can’t bring back yesterday either to re-live the good or put right the bad.

It’s a simple prayer – no fixed formula or fancy style. There’s a vulnerability, child-like openness, expression of the heart…

Lord, have you forgotten me
I’ve been prayin’ to you faithfully
I’m not sayin’ I’m a righteous man
But Lord I hope you understand

There’s personal honesty. I’m me, not the person I think I should be or pretend to be. I come with my random bundle of successes and failures, thoughts, feelings and emotions…

There is honesty about relating to a ‘Lord’, who’s bigger than me, in an ordinary conversation.

I don’t need fortune and I don’t need fame
Send down the thunder, Lord, send down the rain
But when you’re plannin’ just how it will be
Plan a good day for me


There’s humility – no huge selfish demands. Today might bring thunder that’s out of my control. There may be pain or lessons to learn. I come to a God who’s involved in my life, has my best interests at heart, and can be with me through each day.

You’ve been the King since the dawn of time
All that I’m askin’ is a little less crime
It might be hard for the devil to do
But it would be easy for you

There’s an acceptance that in all of my inadequacy there’s a ‘King’. I’m expressing a faith in him. He’s good and bigger than my life – even if I don’t understand him.

I continue to discover a powerful, loving, personal God. I commit each day – today – to Him and continue my simple, honest, humble conversation…

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