Gracious and loving God,

As I begin this new day, help me to appreciate the importance of living in the here-and-now; not hoping for tomorrow or worrying about yesterday.

Instill in me the desire to lead a holy and happy life; a life rooted in love and compassion.

Expect me to be a son who honors his parents, a brother who sets the example, a husband who adores his wife, a father who cherishes his children, and a man who seeks to do your will.

Support my efforts to be an instrument of your peace, a friend to the lonely, a host to the poor, and a voice for those whose words have fallen on deaf ears.

Challenge me to live a life where by others might be able to recognize your goodness in me; just as I am able to find you in them.

Grant me the courage to proudly and boldly proclaim my faith to any person, in any place, at any time.

Keep me forever in your loving care and continue to be my guiding light on my journey back home to you.

I pray this in your name, Amen.

Mother Mary, pray for me.

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Travis J. Vanden Heuvel

Travis J. Vanden Heuvel

Co-Founder, President & Publisher

Co-Author, To Heaven & Back: The Journey of a Roman Catholic Priest

Travis, his wife Jessica, and their daughter

Faith live in De Pere, WI and are members of St. Norbert College Parish.