O God, renew in me this morning a sense of your purpose for my life and for this day. As the radiant sun warms the earth this morning, so may the warmth of your love radiate through me to those whose lives touch mine today. I don’t want to waste a minute of the life you have given me. Give me the words to say that will bring glory and honor to you this day. Give me the strength and resolve to take this day in and of itself, not worrying about tomorrow. Help me to remember that you are the source of my strength and salvation. Bless me and those I love with your presence and peace today. In the blessed name of Jesus. Amen.
Gracious God, as the evening falls and the dusk of night appears, there is comfort in knowing you are still God, the One who has promised to love and keep us forevermore. Release me from the burdens of this day and open my soul to receive your goodness. In the stillness of this evening I rest in you, God, and meditate upon your goodness. Shelter me from the hands of your enemy. Give me rest. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.