Fr. Cecil Champneys Burnham

1914 - 2002

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A MORNING PRAYER

As, Lord, I travel through the day,

Please go ahead to clear my way

Of ills as yet unknown to me

That could a trap or danger be.

Bless, Lord, the people whom I meet

In office, shop or busy street.

May they be glad and not regret

That I it was whom they had met.

Grant too that I may recognise

Thy blessings in whatever guise.

When troubles come as troubles do,

Give wit and strength to see me through.

Protect the young from every hurt;

To foolish wrong keep them alert.

Find friendly help for sick and old,

A roof for homeless, warmth for cold.

May those who doubt, in Thee confide.

When weíre confused, be light and guide.

Remember those whom we hold dear

Who to Thy Presence have drawn near.

When day has run, may I not fear

That I have caused a needless tear,

Nor hesitate ere sleepís begun

To tell you all the things Iíve done.

Then help me, Lord, to breathe a prayer

That I sleep safely in Thy care,

And give me rest all through the night

That I may start next day aright.

Copyright © 2000 [Rev. C. Champneys Burnham]. All rights reserved.
Revised: May 02, 2009 .

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