Prayer of last Optina elders for beginning of day
- O Lord, give me peace of mind to meet anything that would bring me the coming day. Give me a entirely give myself up to the Thy holy will. In any hour of this day, instruct and support me in all. Whatever tidings would I have received in the course of day, teach me to take them with a calm soul and firm conviction that for all Thy holy will. In all my words and deeds guide my thoughts and feelings. In all unforeseen cases do not let me forget that all sent by Thou. Teach me to act straight and wisely with every member of my family, neither embarrassing nor upsetting anyone. O Lord, give me strength to bear fatigue of the coming day and all events during the day. Led by my will and teach me to pray, believe, hope, endure, forgive and love. Amen.