Thank you, Lord, for this Lord’s Day. Be glorified in our worship on this weekly resurrection day, the celebration of hope and affirmation of new life in you. All things are in your hands, and we depend utterly on your mercy and gracious protection. You are almighty, utterly good, and gracious beyond compare. We can trust you, and live fearlessly in the strength of your promise of unending life.
Lord God Almighty, you are great beyond all description and worthy of all praise and worship. Infinite majesty, Triune mystery, Father-Spirit-Son, thrice-holy Three-in-One, all thoughts fail and words wilt in the attempt to describe your glory. Time cannot measure you, space cannot contain you, danger cannot threaten you, opposition cannot challenge you, evil cannot touch you—God forever praised! Be exalted in this day, and in your people, and in my heart—Amen.
Thrice-holy, almighty, majestic and merciful God Three-in-One, we worship you today. Be exalted in our hearts and lives; be exalted in the gathered worship of your Church throughout the world; be exalted among the nations and over every throne and government; be exalted in all of your creation. You are worthy and wonderful, great and good, deserving of all honor and glory and praise, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—Amen.
Starlit skies and cloudy nights alike bear the witness of your infinite transcendence and perfect peace, O Majesty Divine. God above all, and strangely near, be near to me through every hour of darkness. Shelter my loved ones beneath your mighty hand. Rest my mind and soul in you, from every anxious thought, from every worry, doubt, or fear. Come close, and keep me close to you, blessed Triune Majesty—Amen.
Bright sunrise and sere grey skies alike declare your glory with the rising of the day, O Majesty Divine. Father, Son, and Spirit, God so mysteriously one and three, be glorified in the rustling morning and in my rising heart. Turn my heart to you today. Fix my eyes on you as I go about my tasks, so that in labor and learning I will live in devotion to you. Strengthen and protect me, God Almighty, for your glory—Amen.
Father, Sustainer, every breath is your gift. Thank you for this day, and for this night. Thank you for all the comforts you’ve given, for every providential gift, for every caring relationship, for every grace and your mercies anew with the dusk and the dawn. God of redemption, Father, Spirit, and Son, thank you for the mercy of the cross and the life of the resurrection, and every grace into eternity—Amen.
Father of creation, you made all things, you give all life, and we lean on the might of your sustaining arm. Carry me through this day. You are great and gracious. Teach me to follow as you lead and depend on your strength; teach me to rest in the knowledge of your power and your love. Be our hope from day to day, until that day of days when hope fulfills, and you make all things new.
Jesus Christ, dawn of all hope, be my guiding star through the hours of night. You promise rest to those who come to you, an easy yoke and a light burden; let me rest in you, and cast my burdens before you. Eternal Wisdom, make me wise through devotion to you, and let my meditations turn upon your love and righteousness. Jesus, shelter me tonight.
Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, be my guide and strength today. You who evaded the wiles of the Pharisees, who turned back the temptations of Satan himself, be my wisdom in every question and my shield against sin. You who bore the cross for me, be my strength in every challenge and my fortitude in every sacrifice. You who came from Bethlehem to Golgotha, be my love for a lost and dying world. You who rose and reign forever, be my King and my glory today—Amen.
Gracious and Eternal Spirit, thank you for your watchful care today. Breathe forth your peace and strength into me tonight, so that I may continue to serve you diligently, and to protect me from the temptations of darkness. Sustain me by your love and strengthen me by your power; waking and sleeping, be my light into truth and my shield of protection. Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer in the fellowship of your love—Amen.