This brand new day is mine to spend
Exactly as I choose -
To mark with real accomplishment
Or squander and misuse
To fill with love and cheerfulness
Or bitterness and pain -
It is MY choice to make this day
A total loss - or gain.
So, counsel and direct me, Lord
That when this day shall end
I may rejoice at work well-done,
Be richer by a friend .
And when I sleep, may angels pause
Beside Your throne and tell
That I have lived this day of mine
Not wastefully - but well!