BLESSED are You, 0 Lord, our God, the God of our fathers. You whom turns the shadow of death into the morning, and renews the face of the earth; Who has lightened mine eyes, that I slept not in death; Who has delivered me from terrors of the night, from the pestilence that walks in darkness; Who makes the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice. Blessed are You, for I have laid me down and slept, and have risen up again; it is You, Lord, Who makes me dwell in safety. I awoke and beheld, and my sleep was sweet unto me.
O Lord, blot out as a mist mine iniquities. Scatter my sins as a morning cloud. Grant that I may become a child of the light, and of the day, that I may walk soberly, chastely, and honestly, as in the day. Vouchsafe to keep me this day without sin; uphold me when I am falling, and lift me up when I am down; grant that I may never harden my heart by provoking You, by tempting You; nor let me be deceived by any sin. Preserve me this day from any evil of mine, and from the evil of this day. Let not my days be consumed in vanity, nor my years in trouble. Let one day utter speech unto another; let this day add something in knowledge or in practice to yesterday.
Oh, let me hear Your loving-kindness many times in the morning, for in You is my trust; You show me the way that I should walk in, for I lift up my soul unto You.
Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies, for I flee unto You to hide me. Teach me to do the things that pleases You, for You are my God. Let Your loving Spirit lead me forth into the land of uprightness. Quicken me, O Lord, for Your Name’s sake; and for Your righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.
Remove from my mind thoughts that are without understanding. Inspire good thoughts into me, even such as shall be well-pleasing unto You. Turn away mine eyes, lest they behold vanity. Hedge in mine ears, that they listen not to foolish discourses. Waken them to hear in the morning, and open them to the doctrine of Your Word. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, and keep the door of my lips; let my speech be seasoned with salt, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Let nothing that I do be a grief or offence of heart to me. But let my doings be such for which You may remember me for good; and do spare me according to the greatness of Your mercy.
Into Your hands I commend my spirit, soul, and body. You have created, redeemed, regenerated them, O Lord, you God of Truth. And with myself I commend unto You all those whom I love, and all that belong unto me. You, O Lord, have graciously given them unto Your servant. Preserve us, O Lord, from all evil; keep us from falling, and present us faultless before the presence of Your glory at that day. Preserve my going out and my coming in, from this time forth forevermore. Prosper, I beseech You, Your servant this day, and grant me favor in the sight of all whom I shall meet. O God, make speed to save me. O Lord, make haste to help me.
Oh, turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give Your strength unto Your servant, and help the son of Your handmaid. Show some token upon me for good, that I be not put to shame in the sight of them that hate me, because You, Lord, have helped me, and comforted me.
O God, I beseech You—Guard my heart— Sustain my body—Exalt my senses—Direct my goings—Regulate my conversation—Bless my undertakings—Fulfil my petitions—Inspire me with holy thoughts—Fill me with purity—Pardon what is past—Rectify the present—Order the future.
God be merciful unto me, and bless me, and show me the light of His countenance, and be merciful unto me. Amen.
Book: The Armoury of Prayer
Compiled by: Berdmore Compton
Published by: London: Rivingtons
Revised and Adapted by: Karrol Sneed 2014