The Optimist's Good Morning: Prayers and Quotations for Every Day of the Year by Florence Nightingale Perin


“Once family devotions were general, now they are rare… Yet the need of spiritual adjustment is ever the same… But how and when? Why not the breakfast table? Surely one or two minutes may be spared. Thirty seconds of silence, then the reading of a noble sentiment from some one who has been thinking for us,—another pause,—and a few words of prayer, framed by some one with more leisure than we have, but who puts us in the mood of prayer and so starts us right upon the duties of the day,—this will bring the needed readjustment.

“Such is the plan and purpose of this little book. It is made for busy men and women, who need to begin the day with God. The quotations for each day are brief, but they are gleaned from the great Masters of thought. The prayers are from devout men of all the denominations.” — Florence Nightingale Perin

Level of Difficulty: Primer: No subject matter knowledge needed.

Book Contents

  • Preface by Lutheran Librarian
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • Services for Special Days
    • Good Friday
    • Easter
    • Thanksgiving
    • Birth of a Baby
    • A Child’s Birthday
    • A Father’s Birthday
    • A Mother’s Birthday
    • General Birthday
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Authors of Selections
  • List of Authors of Prayers
  • Copyright Notice
  • How Can You Find Peace With God?

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Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2022
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0