Be with us, Lord, in our working and our resting, in our laughing and our crying, in our eating and our fasting, in our travelling and our staying. Abide with us, each day, each night.
In our coming and going, guide us, in our living and our being, protect us, in our seeing and our hearing, enrich us, in our thinking and our speaking, inspire us, in our arriving and our departing, preserve us.
King of brightness, you turn darkness into light and open the shutters on a new day. You refresh our bodies with sleep and waken us to face the challenges of a new dawn. Help us to live this day to your glory.
Lord of the sunrise, we give thanks for the birth of each child, for the freshly opening rose, for all newborn animals. Lord of the morning, we give thanks for energy and enthusiasm, for the challenges of a new day, for your Resurrection power. Lord of the noonday, we give thanks for the ability to…
As the sun scatters the mist at the dawning of a new day, So you calm our fears and anxieties if we trust you. You give us strength and courage to live our daily lives knowing you are with us and we do not walk alone. As the midday sun warms us, we feel your…
From the dawning of the day through the morning, guide us, from the noontide to the setting of the sun, lead us, from the evening till we sleep, keep us, through the night till daybreak, protect us, and all for your love’s sake.
God the Father, enfold us with your love; God the Son, surround us with your presence; God the Spirit, revitalise us with your power. Surround, enfold, revitalise us each day, each night.
Lord, I want to be an island cut off by the tide, or a castle with a moat and drawbridge lifted high. Lord, I want to shut myself away from the stress of daily life, and spend some time in pastures green, far from the toil and strife. But, you call me to be open…
I arise today in your strength to uplift me, in your power to direct me, in your love to enfold me, in your wisdom to guide me, in your way to lead me this day and every day.
As the morning mist shrouds the river and is then lifted by the gentle rays of the rising sun, so may our clouded spirits be raised by the warmth of your love.