God, Be My Guide

Be a bright flame before me,
Be a guiding star above me,
Be a smooth path below me,
Be a kindly shepherd behind me,
Today, tonight, and forever.

Source: Columba

Source of this version: Modified from http://www.faithandworship.com/Christian_Quotes.htm#ixzz4DZpQ04t9
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Fashioned for Joy

As the hand is made for holding
and the eye for seeing,
you have fashioned me for joy.
Share with me the vision
that shall find it everywhere;
in the wild violet’s beauty;
in the lark’s melody;
in the face of a steadfast man;
in the child’s smile;
in a mother’s love;
in the purity of Jesus.

Source: Gaelic Prayer

Source of this version: http://www.aholyexperience.com/2007/02/joy-poking-through-everywhere/

Also found here:  The One Year Book of Personal Prayer, © 1991 Tyndale House Publishers (June 26)