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My Prayer in the Evening, before Bed

  Evening Prayer   Lord, before I go to sleep, I lay the burdens of the day down at your feet. Because you don’t sleep, I can. It is my act of faith. Take my worries and my fears from me.   Thank you for what I experienced today—the good and the hard. Shall I take the good from your hand but not the trouble? (Job 2:10) Redeem all things for your good purposes. You will be faithful to work while I rest.   Take the labor of the day, my words, and actions, and do with them what you intend. Let my influence last so far as it brings you honor, the rest, let fade away. Help me let go of hurt and forgive just as you have forgiven me for my many failings today.    Restore my strength and courage to face tomorrow. Bless my children with hearts that love you and lives that serve you. Help me treasure my husband who lies next to me as a testimony to your love and care. May we cling to each other until one of us lays the other into your loving arms, Lord Jesus.   Help me remember tha
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My Prayer in the Morning, upon Rising

  Morning Prayer  This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24) The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ( Lamentations 3:22-23 ) Lord, thank you for this new day. Thank you that I woke up with breath in my lungs, able to utter this prayer. Every new day is a gift of your mercy and kindness, for which I am grateful. Let my focus be on your glory this day. May I live out of your grace and extend it to others. Gives me eyes to see what it is you would have me see, ears to hear what you are saying and a tongue that speaks your life into all situations. Let my hands work productively at the task you set before me, and may my labors bear fruit for your everlasting kingdom. Help me remember that people come before tasks, love comes before judgment, and you come before all else. Give me great joy in the beauty and goodness of your crea