Household Prayer: Morning
New every morning are your mercies, dear God.
As I begin this new day,
make me as merciful to others as you have been to me.
Strengthen me in faith
so that I may trust in you with my whole heart.
If any trouble overtakes me today,
help me to wait and to hope in you.
May the Holy Spirit help me
as I both guard and give away to others
the treasure of Jesus Christ, my Savior. Amen.
Household Prayer: Evening
God of my homecoming,
the night falls with your steadfast love
watching over the world.
I put my trust in you as I prepare to lie down in sleep.
Thank you for the gift of the day as it has been:
for glimpses of beauty;
for expressions of care;
for opportunities to serve.
Thank you for the gift of faith kindled and rekindled in me through
Thank you for those who have taught me the faith
in sincerity and love.
With the return of morning’s light,
may I rise from this resting place
to live tomorrow in accord with your purpose and grace.
In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.