Prayer of Metropolitan Philaret
Lord, give me the strength to greet the coming day in peace. Help me in all things to rely on Your holy will. Reveal Your will to me every hour of the day. Bless my dealings with all people. Teach me to treat all people who come to me throughout the day with peace of soul and with firm conviction that Your will governs all. In all my deeds and words guide my thoughts and feelings. In unexpected events, let me not forget that all are sent by you. Teach me to act firmly and wisely, without embittering and embarrassing others. Give me the physical strength to bear the labors of this day. Direct my will, teach me to pray, pray in me. Amen
I was going to say this one as well, but in a slight variation, and attributed as the Prayer of the Optina Elders:
"O Lord, grant that I may meet all that this coming day brings to me with spiritual tranquility. Grant that I may fully surrender myself to Thy holy will. At every hour of this day, direct and support me in all things. Whatsoever news may reach me in the course of this day, teach me to accept it witha a calm soul and the firm conviction that all is subject to Thy holy Will. Direct my thoughts and feelings in all my words and actions. In all unexpected occurrences, do not let me forget that all is sent down from Thee. Grant that I may deal straightforwardly with anyone I meet, neither embarrassing nor saddening anyone. O Lord, grant me the strength to endure the fatigue of the coming day and all the events that take place during it. Direct my will and teach me to pray, to believe, to hope, to be patient, to forgive, and to love. Amen."
I keep a copy of that one in my wallet just in case I need it during the day, and we say it in our family morning prayers.
I would also add the 2nd set of 24 prayers for the day by St. John Chrysostom:
"O Lord, accept me in repentance.
O Lord, abandon me not.
O Lord, lead me not into temptation.
O Lord, grant me good thoughts.
O Lord, grant me tears and remembrance of death and compunction.
O Lord, grant me the thought of confessing my sins.
O Lord, grant me humility, chastity and obedience.
O Lord, grant me patience, magnanimity and meekness.
O Lord, plant in me the root of all blessings, the Thy fear in my heart.
O Lord, enable me to love Thee with all my mind and soul, and in all things to do Thy will.
O Lord, protect me from certain people, and demons, and passions, and from every other unseemly thing.
O Lord, Thou knowest that Thou doest as Thou will; may Thy will be also in me, a sinner, for blessed art Thou unto ages of ages. Amen.
Edited by Anthony Stokes, 22 July 2008 - 07:38 PM.
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