Household Prayer: Morning
As I rise this day, O God,
I give you thanks for breath and life,
for the people I will see today,
for family, neighbors, and friends,
and for those whose ways are challenging to my serenity.
Help me to give thanks especially
for the people who pull me to new understandings
and show me sides of life that I have not known
or do not welcome.
Urge me to follow you today; in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Household Prayer: Evening
As the evening comes and the time for rest draws near, O God,
I give you thanks for another full and mystifying day.
I have not done everything I had hoped to do.
I have not forgiven myself or others as I ought.
I ask now that you, who know me through and through,
will lead me to let go of what I cannot change
and seek anew tomorrow for a more enlightened path.
I long for your guidance and your care.
Guard my sleep, and let me rise renewed; in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Reprinted by permission of Westminster John Knox Press from Feasting on the Word® Worship Companion. Copyright 2014.