Teach Me

“O Lord, grant that I may live my life in peace. Help me to rely upon your holy will at every moment. In every hour of the day, reveal your will to me. Bless my association with all who surround me. Teach me to treat whatever may happen to me with peace of soul and with firm conviction that your will is present in all. In all my deeds and words, guide my thoughts and feelings. In unforeseen events, let me not forget that all are sent by you. Teach me to act firmly and wisely, without embittering and embarrassing others. Give me strength to bear the fatigue of the day. Direct my will. Teach me to pray. Pray yourself in me. Amen.”

– The Prayer of Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow, in the Small Book of Prayers with Icons.

Image: Hwy 95 between Wasa and Cranbrook. Calvin Dickson,