Prayer against “the tyranny of trifles”


May this be your prayer today as it is mine:

“In this, the day that the Lord hath made, help us, O God, to appreciate its beauty and to use aright it’s opportunities.

Deliver us, we pray, from the tyranny of trifles. May we give our best thought and attention to what is important, that we may accomplish something worthwhile. Teach us how to listen to the prompting of thy Spirit, and thus, save us from floundering in indecision that wastes time, subtracts from our peace, divides our efficiency, and multiplies our troubles. In the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

– from The Prayers of Peter Marshall