Father, today let me be calm.
It is not my natural state. My natural state is to run around; frantically doing, feverishly completing.
Today let me find the calm that is known only by you.
Not the calm that your Son made when he stopped the storm. Let me know the calm that he exhibited when he slept, even as the storm raged. Let the things which would buffet me not shake me. Let me be found firm in your foundation.
Let me be so much a part of your calm, forged in love, that others will be encouraged and loved just because it is there.
Keep in my mind: your yoke is easy and your burden is light. No other yoke or burden is equal in value, nothing else should weigh heavier that your lightness.
You are my center. Let me be reborn today in you, remade for the good works you are already doing. Show me where you are. Let me retreat there when circumstance becomes too much, refocus my eyes on the things that are important.