Dear Lord,

It may seem like just another day on the calendar. But it’s not. That’s because today is Your gift to me filled with hope, joy and possibilities I don’t even know yet.

But I want to. Indeed, I long to live robustly every moment all day long. But I need Your help if it’s going to happen.

So help me.

Help me truly appreciate the glory of creation. Help me fully embrace my unique purpose. Help me unashamedly love those closest to me. Help me compassionately reach out to those who are hurting. Help me laugh, cry, celebrate and mourn from the depths of my soul. In other words, Lord, help me connect deeply with You every breath I take.

I pray this boldly. I pray this with confidence. And I pray this knowing it is what you long for as well.