Harry Truman’s Daily Prayer

Think you’ve got a tough day ahead of you? How about taking on President Harry Truman’s to-do list:

Those three things alone would drive the average man to curl up in the fetal position and suck his thumb. Harry Truman chose another route, he started his day with a prayer that had been a part of his life since high school. Here’s how it went:

Oh! Almighty and Everlasting God, Creator of Heaven, Earth and the Universe:  Help me to be, to think, to act what is right, because it is right; make me truthful, honest and honorable in all things; make me intellectually honest for the sake of right and honor and without thought of reward to me. Give me the ability to be charitable, forgiving and patient with my fellow men-help me to understand their motives and their shortcomings-even as Thou understand mine!

Amen, Amen, Amen

If a President who accomplished as much and faced as many life threatening situations as Harry Truman started his day praying, that means prayer is a pretty good way to start your day too. No matter how big the load you’re carrying, God has heard the prayers of men with even greater loads and was perfectly able to help them. Chances are He can handle your load to.

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Harry Truman’s Daily Prayer

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