UPON RISING FROM SLEEP
Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought me in safety to this new day: Preserve me with your mighty power, that I may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all I do direct me to the fulfilling of your purpose. Please hear me Father, by our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. May your kingdom come, and your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Please give us today our daily bread and forgive us of our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into a time of trial, but deliver us from the evil one. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are all yours, both now and forever. Amen.
UPON BEGINNING WORK
Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, please help me by your Holy Spirit to now work faithfully and with focus in the work that you have given me to do today. Please give me wisdom, energy and discipline and deliver me from being hindered in any way by my own sin. Keep me humble and let me accept any amount of fruitfulness or difficulty that might come my way. And in everything I say or do today, please help me to do it for you and not just for myself. Please hear me Father, by our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
FOR RENEWED FOCUS
Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, please don’t let my heart and mind get tangled up in any excessive desires for the things of this world; instead please help me set my heart and mind on things above. Please hear me Father, by our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
FOR HEAVEN ON EARTH
Almighty Father, creator of heaven and earth, set up your kingdom in our midst. Please hear me Father, by our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
FOR GRACE AND FORGIVENESS
Lord Jesus the Messiah, Son of the living God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Please hear me Father, by our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
FOR REVIVAL AND RESTORATION
Holy Spirit, breath of the living God, renew me and all the world. Please hear me Father, by our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and watch over all of us who sleep. Take care of the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, guard the joyous; and all for your love's sake. Please hear me Father, by our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, please help my heart, mind and body to have peace and rest tonight. Help me to let go of any earthly cares and to be comforted by your grace and your love. And since there’s not a single day that goes by where I do not sin, please forgive me of my sin so that I can rest in peace with you. Forgive me Father. And now, as I lay down to sleep with the expectation to wake up again tomorrow, thank you that whatever happens in this life, one day I will experience the ultimate rising — a resurrection and new life with you forever. Thank you for the hope that you’ve given us through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.