Morning Prayer

Prayer. William Adolphe Bouguereau. 1878.


Morning Prayer

Ogden Nash


Now another day is breaking,

Sleep was sweet and so is waking.

Dear lord, I promised you last night

Never again to sulk or fight.

Such vows are easier to keep

When a child is sound asleep.

Today, O Lord, for your dear sake,

I’ll try to keep them when awake.