Please stay today,

Right here with Me.

Rest from the restlessness to see

What has not yet been given.


Content yourself within this frame,

Living full within this day,

Not stealing sorrow from tomorrow,

Sorting claims to future pain.


Settle in and find your pace.

Receive the gift, befriend the grace

Of cherishing this time and place,

This time you have been given.


Breathe deeply in and hold it there

Until, by God, you are aware

That life and breath and each small thing

Are glories gifted by the King.


With open arms, embrace this day,

This work, this strain, this food, this play,

The precious ones, not yours to keep,

But yours to love and yours to treat

As treasures in this day.