School Prayer

This brand new day is mine to spend exactly as I choose,

To mark with real accomplishments or squander and misuse.

To fill with love or tenderness or bitterness and pain.

It is my choice to make this day a total loss or gain.

So council and direct me Lord, that when this day shall end,

I may rejoice at work well done, be richer by a friend.

And when I sleep may angels pause beside thy throne and tell,

That I have spent this day not wastefully but well.