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.
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.