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.
As I wake from sleep, rouse me, As I wash, cleanse me, As I dress, gird me with your power, As I eat, energise me, As I journey, protect me, As I relax, calm me, As I sleep, surround me.
May God give you… For every storm, a rainbow, For every tear, a smile, For every care, a promise, And a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, A faithful friend to share, For every sigh, a sweet song, And an answer for each prayer.
Dearest Father in Heaven, Bless this child and bless this day Of new beginnings. Smile upon this child And surround this child, Lord, With the soft mantle of your love. Teach this child to follow in your footsteps, And to live life in the ways of Love, faith, hope and charity.