I really like this prayer, "For Today," below, written by Phillips Brooks, Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts, renowned preacher and pastor. He died on January 23, 1893. "He had a real gift for warming the hearts and stimulating the minds of his listeners...He spoke to his audience as a man might speak to his friend...he was theologically quite orthodox and conservative...and had a great concern for the intellectual and social issues of his day."
I got this information from a book by Richard Veal titled, "Saints Galore."
His prayer speaks to my heart. Read it slowly and let it sink in.
It has helped me a lot.
Blessings and love, Fr. Jack.
O God: Give me strength to live another day;
Let me not turn coward before its difficulties or prove recreant to its duties;
Let me not lose faith in other people;
Keep me sweet and sound of heart, in spite of ingratitude, treachery, or meanness;
Preserve me from minding little stings or giving them.
Help me to keep my heart clean, and to live so honestly and fearlessly
that no outward failure can dishearten me or take away the joy of conscious integrity;
Open wide the eyes of my soul that I may see good in all things;
Grant me this day some new vision of thy truth; Inspire me the spirit of joy and gladness;
and make me the cup of strength to suffering souls;
in the name of the strong Deliverer, our only Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.