Sunday Prayer: Arising From Sleep

“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer…” 1 Peter 3:12.

As they say, “The most powerful position … is on your knees in prayer”.
Honest and reverent prayer is powerful anytime of day, but it can be especially effective during the first part of it. When your mind is refreshed and rested, take a few moments alone with God. Earnestly offer up this prayer to Him and experience the warmth and safety of His presence.

Prayer: Arising from sleep

O Master and Holy God, Who are beyond our understanding: at Your word, light came forth out of darkness. In Your mercy, you gave us rest through night-long sleep, and raised us up to glorify Your goodness and to offer our supplication to You.

Now, in Your own tender love, accept us who adore You and give thanks to You with all our heart. Grant us all our requests, if they lead to salvation; give us the grace of manifesting that we are children of light and day, and heirs to your eternal reward. In the abundance of your mercies, O Lord, remember all your people; all those present who pray with us; all our brethren on land, at sea, or in the air, in every place of Your domain, who call upon Your love for mankind.

Upon all, pour down your great mercy, that we, saved in body and in soul, may persevere unfailingly; and that, in our confidence, we may extol Your exalted and blessed Name — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — always, now and forever. Amen.”

The ‘Good Morning God’ Prayer

A fun poem-prayer to say first thing in the morning — either alone or with family. If you can memorize it, even more fun!

“Good Morning God!
You are ushering in another day,
untouched and freshly new.
So here I am to ask you, God,
if You’ll renew me too.

Forgive the many errors that I made yesterday
and let me try again dear God
to walk closer in Your way.

But Lord, I am well aware,
I can’t make it on my own.
So take my hand and hold it tight,
for I cannot walk alone.

“When you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father Who is in secret, and your Father Who sees what is done in secret will reward you” –Matthew 6:6.

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