Let's say I had to write a new prayer.
Like the Lord's Prayer
Which I know by rote.
But I think I am ready to...
well, just say something else.
Because I like the idea of beginning and ending the day with a prayer.
And I want a prayer I really believe in.
So here is one:
Dear Creator of All the Things:
For another day, another sun, another cloud, another sky, another moon.
Thank you for the trees around me.
For the words you've given me.
For the limbs and toes and fingers I have.
Thank you for giving me choice.
Thank you for expression and meditation, and eye contact.
I will try to leave the world a little better today.
I will do a kind thing.
I will do a brave a thing.
I will do a new thing.
I will read something.
I will sing something.
I will eat something.
Thank you Creator of All the Things.