A Morning Prayer

O Lord, be my shepherd, guide me through this day,
Your way is not easy, and I often stray,

Away from Your wishes, amid this lifeís pace,
Then find Iíve forgotten, to think of Your grace,

So many excuses, you surely have heard,
From souls who just like me, disregard Your word,

I pray for Your patience, and promise to try,
To pattern my life, Lord, as each day goes by,

Like disciples of old, who knew You so well,
After You had left them, traveled far to tell,

Their story about You, to those they would meet,
And won new believers, to sit at Your feet,

Thus my prayer this morning, to You as my Lord,
Is for strength and courage, to tell all Your word.