Daily Prayer

Power of the universe,

Power of the human heart,

I might not have gotten up today,

But here I am.

If I had died last night, I would have lived a wonderful life already.

It would have been enough.

But here I am, ready for the gift of one more day.

Ready for the grace of something instead of nothing.

I give thanks for my breath.

I give thanks for the life in my bones, for the movement in my body.

Today is a bonus.


Spirit of life and love, there will be a chance today

To fall in love with the world all over again.

There will be a chance today

To speak up for someone who needs a voice.

There will be a chance today

To be there for someone who needs my presence.

Let the spirit of love overpower hesitation in such chances.

Maybe today I’ll surprise myself.

Maybe today I’ll have some fun.

Maybe today I’ll grow as a person.

Maybe today I’ll redeem the world.

Maybe today I’ll do something they’ll speak of at my funeral someday.

And may I enjoy myself, faced with the simple majesty

Of being alive.

About bobjanisdillon

Unitarian Universalist minister, poet, husband, father, three-chord guitar wonder.
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