Prayer for today

This week’s prayer is chosen by Dr Chris Taylor and comes from Kolkata. It seems particularly apt for the constrained days of lockdown…

Thanks be to you O Lord,
for this gift of a new day,
which seems to me so like other days,
yet it is indeed not like,
but it is different.
It is your newest handiwork,
the fruit of your longest patience.
Make it for me a time for service and a time for loving.