24 Hour Prayer




Before me is a day-

just one 24 hour period of time

awaiting my participation…



I ask you to allow it to unfold as you will.

I pray this day be marked

by your presence,

and my confidence and trust

in your grace, truth and faithfulness.


Fill me with your heaven,

your light-

let me overflow with your peace,

that peace that confounds those who

have yet to know it.

May they know it.

As you long for it to be known.

For you alone are the giver of peace.


May your beauty permeate my being,

may the rose bloom long

into the night- may the lingering scent

cause a longing for

the beauty

just beyond eyesight.


Let me never forget that you are

an open invitation to

love and mercy.


You are Love that longs to be shared-

not stifled, hidden or withheld-from

enemies, friends and strangers.

May I give freely as I have received-


Oh, how you have lavished Love and Mercy on me!


Lord, though the days are dark,

You stand at Eternity’s doorway, a
Light for nations, a

Lamp of Hope, a

Pillar of Peace-

interceding for all –

to come…



You extend your hand,

reaching out

even for the one

who curses your name.

Even those who reject and revile you…

in their unknowing.


Keep my eyes focused upward,

My hands to the heavenly plow

and my feet prepared for the work

that ushers in joy.


Let every moment today

be my prayer,

each breath a reminder

you are near-

May your presence keep me

free from

every earthly fear.

Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

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