Father, as we turn to You at the beginning of each day,
we see You in all that surrounds us.
Give us the grace to recognise the countless gifts
You have given us, to appreciate the important things in life
and to love everyone and everything that You have made.
Teach us, Lord, to set high goals,
establish proper standards, value what is right,
prize what is worthwhile, seek what is noble and virtuous
and to strive for excellence in every aspect of our lives.
Give us the strength, to shun what is petty and superficial,
reject what is worthless and to despise what is selfish.
With Your grace, Lord, we will live full and happy lives with proper priorities,
encouraged by our motto,
Prima Primum: First things first