Prayers for the Week

Household Prayer: Morning

God of renewal and joy,
thank you for a night of rest, for home, for companionship,
and for all the gifts of Earth that made our lives possible.
Give us this day the sustenance needed
for the work we have ahead of us.
Keep our vision clear and our resolve strong.
Bless us, in Jesus’ name. Amen

Household Prayer: Evening

For this day, O God, we give you thanks.
In all the joys that came our way, 
the challenges that showed us more about your world,
the people who made our meals and journeys,
you revealed your care.
Keep us now this night from harm
that when we rise from sleep,
we will again give thanks and praise to you.
Bless us, in Jesus’ name. Amen

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

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