Prayers for the Week

Household Prayer: Morning

Lord, how I love this season of new beginnings,
the opportunity to turn toward you and start again.
Empower me to be a messenger of good news,
and a leveling influence along the way,
as I seek to be one with you
in smoothing out the rough places I encounter. Amen.

Household Prayer: Evening

Lord, you have comforted me throughout this day
and rescued me from my exile.
Where I have flourished, I give you thanks;
where I have erred, I ask your forgiveness.
Protect me through the night
that I may rest in your realm of peace
where righteousness makes a home. Amen.

(Source: Feasting on the Word, Worship Companion, Kimberly Bracken Long, Ed. (Westminster John Know Press: Louisville, 2013))