Morning Prayer: Choices
April 2, 2014
Prayer by Sara Adelaide ’16 and Ansley ’16:

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Continuing the theme of “Making  Good Choices” for Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) week, we would like to begin prayer with a poem:


by Allen Steble

We all have a choice
to live a lie
or be ourselves
to laugh and cry
or to follow someone else

to look up and smile
or bow down and frown
to walk the whole mile
or take off our crown

We have a choice
to shout out loud
or chant a whisper
to fly through the clouds
or to be blown like paper

to conquer our fear
or hide in the shadow
to the wise words hear
or be thrown out the window

We all have a choice
to climb our highest mountain
or fall into our deepest hole
to drink from life’s fountain
or live life like a troubled soul

to learn love in the heart
or grasp to hate with regret
to wake up and start
or sleep until sunset

We all have a choice
to speak truly with ourselves
or go against what seems

We all have a choice
to fulfill our greatest dreams


We chose this poem because it talks about the daily decisions and choices we have to make in our lives and how our choices can impact ourselves, others, and who we are.

Let us pray –

This is another day, O Lord.  I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be.  If I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely.  If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly.  If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently.  And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly.  Make these words more than words, and give me the Spirit of Jesus.  In your name we pray, Amen.

Mary, seat of wisdom… Pray for us.

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