Mornings are the hardest. Getting out of bed to face days i don't want to face. I can see why these are the first words of Morning Prayer:
O Lord open my lips,
and my mouth shall declare your praise.
Far better than the grumpy utterings that might come forth otherwise...
And there is this Collect of Grace:
Oh Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God. You have safely
brought us to the beginning of this day. Defend us in the same with your
mighty power and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any
kind of danger, but that our doings, being ordered by Your governance, may
be righteous in Your sight; though Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives
and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
The book is down from the shelf, now.