Household Prayer: Morning
Gracious God, you give life and, in your Word, it is beautiful.
Thank you for this new day.
In each coming hour, help me to see beneath
the ever-present difficulties and superficial joys
into the mysteries that you have set out for your people.
Guide me toward those I meet today
in a way that welcomes them and, in turn,
grants me a welcome, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Household Prayer: Evening
This day is nearly over, Merciful God, and I am tired.
I have been unable to do all that I had hoped;
I have done some things I would take back if I could.
Forgive me for my failures.
Bring me into the warmth and security of your embrace now,
and fill me with new vision
so that I may rest and rise to meet tomorrow with vigor,
in the name of Christ Jesus, our Lord. Amen.