Household Prayer: Morning
Creator God, I wake this morning to the beauty of the world
as though it were the first morning of creation.
As the light of the sun rises on all that you have made,
I pray that my spirit may rise also.
Help me to be ready to greet you
however and in whomever you make yourself known to me today.
Help me to pause in moments of this day
to glimpse the beauty you have made,
offered as gift and sign of your abiding presence.
I entrust myself and those I love to you this day,
knowing that you promise to be with us always.
In your holy, triune name I pray. Amen.
Household Prayer: Evening
O God, my Advocate and Comforter, I rest in you.
The evening falls and the darkness does not overcome me,
for you are my light.
You are the Light of the world.
I bring to you the passing cares of this day,
and the deeper cares of my life and those I love.
Breathe peace on all that stirs in me and whirls around me.
Breathe peace into every troubled place and person this night.
Shine on us, in us, and through us.
I know that when I awake, I will still be with you, Holy One who is Source, Word, and Wisdom. Amen.