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.
Spirit of Life, thank you for another day of life, and for breathing strength and joy into my life once again. Be light to my eyes and strength to my limbs, and guide my steps and words and deeds in this your day. Spirit of truth, fill my mind with understanding and my heart with the love of righteousness, so that I will please you. Spirit of hope, keep me in the good hope of the gospel, and unite me ever nearer with my Lord and Savior—Amen.
Everlasting God, thank you for the blessings of this day, for your continued preservation and care, and for the strength to praise you in the evening. Cover me with your mercy, I ask. Give me strength for the tasks of the night as for the day, and joy to share with others. Make me a blessing to those you have blessed me with, and a messenger of your peace to all I meet. Give to me your peace, and cover all my thoughts with yourself—Amen.
Great and glorious God, thank you for the gift of another day. As I rise, give me grace and strength to walk after you. As I work, give me grace to serve you with my abilities. When I rest, turn my thoughts to you in gratitude and praise. Make me strong to laugh with those who laugh, and meek to weep with those who weep. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, guide me today in your love and peace—Amen.
Thank you for the blessings of this day, Gracious Provider. Thank you for sun and earth and sky, for warmth and cool, for comfort and striving, work and leisure. Thank you for the love of family and friends, for food and clothing and shelter, for life and strength. Thank you for shielding me from temptation and for your manifold mercies. Thank you for the fellowship of the Spirit, uniting me to the Son, for adoption by my heavenly Father. For all of this, my thanks and praise, all-wonderful God.
Give me grace, wonderful Father, to walk this day in faithfulness. Pour into my heart your burning zeal for righteousness, your steadfast kindness, your abiding love for lost souls. Strengthen me to live today not for my own desires, but for your glory and the advance of your kingdom. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, ever-blessed Three-in-One, make of me a loyal servant today.
Righteous and Holy God, you are worthy of all adoration and praise. Wise and Powerful King, you are worthy of all wonder and awe. Gracious and Merciful Father, you are worthy of all thanks and love. Be praised in your holy majesty; be worshipped in your awesome might; be adored in your wonderful compassion; be glorified, Glorious God. Bless me tonight with thoughts of your worthiness—Amen.
Almighty God, you fill the Earth with your glory as you fill the horizon with morning light. The clouds proclaim your beauty in their colorful parade, and even bare tree boughs reddened with sunrise and the dull grass of winter calmly reflect your majesty. Fill this day, fill my heart, with awe before your greatness. Be glorified, Glorious One, in your world, and in your church, and in your servant today—Amen.
On this day of resurrection, be glorified God in the rising of the sun and in the rising of this worshipper. Thank you for the treasures of the gospel: forgiveness, life, peace, joy—and most of all Yourself. You are forgiving and good. Turn my heart from temptations and distractions, and give me a passion to proclaim your glory today. Be glorified in the church, and in this heart of mine—Amen.
Guard me with hope and peace as I pass this night, God my hope. In tiredness, let me turn my heart to you. Your strength is constant and absolute; you do not weaken or weary. You are ever faithful, even to the point of sending your Son into this faithless world. Strengthen my faith, and lead me through night as through day in utter reliance on your mighty power and steadfast love—Amen.