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A Short Morning Prayer of Gratitude


Starting and ending our day with gratitude is a powerful habit to get into.

My prayer for this morning:

Dear God,

Thank you for this new day. I appreciate feeling refreshed and pain free. I am thankful for being home and safe after a long day on the road yesterday.

For those in pain, for those who have loved ones in pain, for people who have lost someone they love: I pray for them so they know they are loved and not alone.



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We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~ Thornton Wilder

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Our short morning prayer club: revised


Since our Short Morning Prayer club launched about four months ago, we have had many friends join us to receive a little inspiration in their inbox each morning. I know that starting our days off with prayer, meditation, and journal writing is a great way to start the day. I have greatly benefited from starting my day off this way (as opposed to reading or watching the news or grumbling about something).

Our club has been simple. One short prayer every morning. It doesn’t matter what religion we participate in. All that matters is that we give ourselves a few precious minutes to be still and connect with our higher power.

Starting our day this way is so powerful. I have decided to make some changes.

First, it is open to everybody, free of charge. There is no longer a membership fee.

Simply fill out the form, and you will be in.

When you do sign up, you will have access to my lovely ebook which contains many morning verses and prayers from The Warm Milk Journal.

You will then, depending on the time zone you live in, receive a short morning prayer in your email each morning.

The second change I wish to make is to have this be more interactive with input from you. I would love for all of us in our club to share prayers, inspirations, perhaps challenges that they could use some prayers for… When you join, feel free to reply to the emails or email: and I will make sure that your thoughts are shared with everybody in the club. I think it would be really interesting to learn about different cultures, religions, and beliefs from one another.

Once again, all you need to do to get started is fill in the form above. For those of you who already have joined, you will be receiving an email from me shortly about the changes.

We are no longer requiring a membership fee, but I will offer this:

If you find value here at the Warm Milk Journal or through our Short Morning Prayer Club,

I ask that you from time to time donate a gift of any amount.
For our American friends:

For our European friends:

Where will the money go? 10% will go to The National Sleep Foundation which is a non-profit that has a similar mission as ours (and is a four star charity verified by Charity Navigator).

Once we get started I will set up a “thermometer” type of graphic so you can see how we are doing with our donations. Perhaps together we will decide on other organizations that we wish to support people getting a good night sleep and living the life of their dreams by day.

The rest of the money will go to supporting the creation and management of this site and any future services we will provide. When people visit The Warm Milk Journal, I want it to be a calm and peaceful experience. Advertising with flashy obnoxious ads to bring in financial support is not what I wish to do.

I also want to be transparent in that The Warm Milk Journal is not set up as a non-profit. What this has been is a project from the heart for the last five years (as I have been working a full time job and raising a family while managing this site). Eventually my goal is for The Warm Milk Journal to be a successful private enterprise which helps and supports as many people around the globe as possible live the life of their dreams by day and sleep restfully at night.

In Peace,



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Tending to the things that matter… A short morning prayer


Dear God,

I am thankful for this new day.

I will do my best to be present, let things that don’t really matter go, and tend to the things that do matter.

Thank you for my health. Thank you for my family’s health. Thank you.


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I am grateful for this beautiful day: this morning’s short prayer


Dear God,

Good morning and thank you for this new day. I will do my best not to judge anything or anybody. Please help me to forgive myself and others so that I may be more fully present.

I am grateful for this beautiful day.



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Thank you God, for giving me another day of life (this morning’s short prayer)


Dear God,

Good morning! Thank you for this new day. May I finish things I’ve started, let go of things that are already finished or no longer need my attention, and be mindful of what really matters to me.

I am excited about serving others and learning new things. Thank you God, for giving me another day of life.


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A short morning prayer for this Monday morning


Dear God,

Thank you for this new day. I am going to do my best today to be kind and loving by:

1. listening more, and talking less

2. when I do talk, choose my words carefully,

3. and smile as often as I can.

Thank you for my health, this new day, and all of my many blessings.



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Keeping the morning alive throughout the day… this morning’s prayer

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Dear God,

In the early morning light,

in the quiet of the dawn…

All things feel possible!


Gratitude in abundance.


As the day wears on, may I not become weary.

I pray that I remain thankful and aware of the possibilities

that are there so long as I continue

to see them.

Thank you.



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To know that this cold spell will thaw… this morning’s short prayer

photo credit: Dreamstime

photo credit: Dreamstime

Dear God,

Good morning! Thank you for this new day. I feel well rested and healthy. I know that this day is a gift.

Please help me to:

stay centered and peaceful throughout the day,

to know that this cold spell will thaw,

keep my priorities straight,

If I get grumpy, gently remind me of

what a gift today is.

Thank you for my life.

Thank you for the peace that is in my heart.



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Thank you for every breath… a short morning prayer for this new day


Dear God,

On this morning I just wish to thank you!

Thank you for

1. Every part of my body that is pain free right now
2. Every breath
3. This quiet time I am enjoying before I start my day
4. The wonderful new people I am meeting through this journey of writing this blog…
5. all of the love and support I have in my life.

I will do my best not to take any of this for granted.

If later on in the day I ever get a bit tired and whiny, please gently nudge me back to this peaceful and gracious state.

Much love and amen,



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I welcome rest when I get it… a short morning prayer

Dear God,

Thank you for all the good in my life. I know I am supported and I am loved.

I appreciate the adventures and opportunities to help others. I welcome rest when I get it.

Please help me to stay steady and centered when the responsibilities of the day begin to wear on me.

I thank you for being there.


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