Prayer for the Day Ahead
"We do not know what a day may bring forth (Proverbs 27:1). Few of us think in the morning about what tidings we may hear or what events may befall us before night. We should beg God for grace to carry us through the duties and difficulties that we do not foresee as well as those that we do. In order that we may stand ‘complete in all the will of God’ (Colossians 4:12), we should pray that as the day is, so our strength may be (Deuteronomy 33:25). We will find that ‘sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof’ (Matthew 6:34), and that therefore as it is folly to think about tomorrow’s events, so it is wisdom to think about today’s duty. The supplies of divine grace are sufficient for this day and the duty of it. We should pray that God’s grace will thoroughly furnish us for every good word and work and thoroughly fortify against every evil word and work, that God’s grace will help us not to think, speak, or do anything all day that we will wish unthought, unspoken, or undone at night."