Household Prayer: Morning
Giver of light,
in the light of your Christ I see myself clearly as your child.
I rise in thankfulness for you are present
when I sleep and when I am awake.
I rise to come to you in the hours of joy and in sorrow.
I rise to live this day in your wisdom,
without fear, without acrimony,
but with charity toward those I meet
and toward myself when I find I am wanting.
Lead me into your desire for me this day, O Lord.
Let me know your love is deep and abiding;
in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Household Prayer: Evening
Giver of rest and silence,
in you I take refuge when the shadows deepen
and the time of sleep has come.
I thank you for the ventures of this day,
for friends who helped me and for those who sought my help,
for the skills you planted in me to hone and use,
for the strangers whose lives enlarged mine today
and whose insights enrich my life.
Keep me safe from harm as I sleep
and bring me to a new dawn with strength to work and rejoice;
in Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.