Jesus, gentle Shepherd, Bless Thy lamb today; Keep me in Thy footsteps, Never let me stray. Guard me through the daytime. Every hour, I pray; Keep my feet from straying From the narrow way. Amen.
God, I offer myself to Thee … to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life. May I do Thy will always!
All praise to Thee, my God, this night
For all the blessings of the light:
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
Beneath Thine own almighty wings. Amen
O heavenly Father, who hast filled the world with beauty: Open our eyes to behold Thy gracious hand in all Thy works; that, rejoicing in Thy whole creation, we may learn to serve Thee with gladness; for the sake of him through whom all things were made, Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Dear Lord, protect me with Your strength and guide me with Your wisdom. Help me to remember to rely on my faith when I am afraid and draw from Your peace when I am overcome with worry. Fill my heart with Your love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Now that daylight fills the sky, we lift our hearts to God on high, that He, in all we do or say, would keep us free from harm today.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6
Heavenly Father, You have blessed us with the joy and care of these children: Give us strength and patient wisdom as we raise them so that we may teach them to do Your work and to lovingly follow the example of Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
O Lord, in Whom is our hope, remove far from us, we pray Thee, empty hopes and presumptuous confidence. Make our hearts so right with Thy most holy and loving heart, that hoping in Thee we may do good; until that day when faith and hope shall be abolished by sight and possession, and love shall be all in all.
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. 1 Corinthians 10:13
Dear God, help me turn my spirit towards You so that I can find the strength to overcome my problems. Forgive my doubts and fears. Fill my heart with Your healing love and the power of Your strength so that I may live the life You planned for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.