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Morning Prayer [before Work], by Lilian Helen Montagu (1895)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=50678 Morning Prayer [before Work], by Lilian Helen Montagu (1895) 2023-05-08 13:16:09 "Morning Prayer" was written by Lilian Helen Montagu and published in <em><a href="https://opensiddur.org/?p=50550">Prayers for Jewish Working Girls</a></em> (1895), pp. 7-8. Text the Open Siddur Project Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Lilian Helen Montagu https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Aharon N. Varady (transcription) https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ Labor, Fulfillment, and Parnasah Birkhot haShaḥar Addenda 19th century C.E. תחינות teḥinot 57th century A.M. Jewish Women's Prayers English vernacular prayer teḥinot in English paraliturgical modeh ani West Central Girls' Club

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Morning prayer.
My God,—
By Thy great mercy
I have lived through another night,
and rise this morning with new strength.
Help me, O Lord,
to spend a righteous day.
Grant that I may do my work
well and thoroughly,
and advance in virtue and godliness.
O Lord,
an idle life is displeasing unto Thee:
a life empty of good work
is a life of sin in Thy sight.
O God, give me strength and courage,
so to use every hour,
that none of my time
may be spent in vain.
Grant that I may keep strict guard
over my actions, words, and thoughts,
so that I may not be impatient, bold or rude.
Let me ever remember
that Thou art my God,
and that I am Thy handmaid.
Let me spend a worthy day,
so that I may not be ashamed.
During the day
I shall have dealings with men and women
belonging to a different faith.
Help me always to remember
that all who do righteously
are equally pleasing in Thy sight.
But since I belong to a race
upon whom Thou hast showered special favours,
help me to show my gratitude unto Thee
by trying to lead a specially good life.
Give me strength
that I may be equal to my great duties
to Thee, O Lord, my heavenly Father!
In the morning sow thy seed,
and in the evening withhold not thine hand;
for thou knowest not which shall prosper,
whether this or that,
or whether they both shall be alike good. (Ecclesiastes 11:6)

“Morning Prayer” was written by Lilian Helen Montagu and published in Prayers for Jewish Working Girls (1895), pp. 7-8.






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