Thursday, May 1, 2014
Glory and honor and praise be yours, O Creator and Redeemer! You have made us and preserved us through the depth of night, and we thank You. Hold us within your compassionate embrace, O Lord, and make your loving-kindness to shine upon us. Give us willing hearts for the work we have to do. Give us strength for the challenges that we encounter and wisdom to steer around the snares that may lie in our path. Give us an awareness of your mercies, that we may praise your blessings throughout our day. We lay our prayers and intercessions at your feet, Lord Christ: send your Spirit to hover over those we now name.