Blessed are You, O Lord, my God, and the God of my fathers, who turns the shadow of death into morning, and renews the face of the earth.
Who scatters the darkness by this return of light, and has commanded night to give place to day.
Who has enlightened my eyes, that I should not sleep in death.
Who has delivered me from the terror by night and from the pestilence that walks in the darkness.
Who has unlocked my eyes from sleep, and my eyelids from slumber.
Who makes the out-goings of the morning and of the evenings to praise You.
For that I laid me down and slept, and rose up again, because You, O Lord, did make me dwell in safety.
For that I awakened, and beheld, and my sleep was sweet to me.
I pray You blot out, as a cloud, my transgressions, and as the thickness of the morning cloud my sins.
“Grant me to walk, as a child of light, soberly, purely, and honestly, as in the day; and this day in particular.
O Lord, graciously keep me without sin; upholding me, when I am about to fall; and lifting me up, if I happen to be down; that I may never be suffered to continue under any provocation, or temptation, or to have my heart hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
Let my body also be safe under Your protection, and defend me under the shadow of Your wings from the snare of the hunter, and from the noisome pestilence; from the arrow that flies by day, and from the sickness that destroys at noon.
Defend this day from all evil, and preserve me from all the evil of this day.
Suffer not my days to be consumed in vanity, nor my years in trouble; but let each day tell and instruct another, by some useful improvement in knowledge, or practical virtue.
Oh, let me hear Your loving-kindness in the morning, for in You is my trust. Show me the way that I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You.
Deliver me, O Lord from my (spiritual) enemies, for I flee to You to hide me.
Teach me to do the thing that please You, for You are my God; let Your loving spirit lead me forth into the land of righteousness.
Quicken me, O Lord, for Your name’s sake; and for Your righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.
Remove far from me thoughts that are without understanding, and evermore inspire me with such thoughts as are wise, and good, and well-pleasing in Your sight.
Turn away my eyes, lest they behold vanity, but let them be fixed on the thing that is right, and let my eyelids look straight before me.
Enclose my ears with a hedge of protection, that no foolish, filthy, or profane talk may be allowed to enter in; but let them be open to discipline and wisdom, and always give willing attention to the words of truth and righteousness.
Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, and keep the door of my lips; let my speech be seasoned with salt, and good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.
Let no work of my hands cause grief or just offence of heart; but let me be continually employed in such actions, for which You, my God, may remember me for good, and spare me, according to the multitude of Your mercies.
Into Your hands I commend my whole self, my spirit, my soul, and my body; for You have created, redeemed and regenerated them, O Lord, You God of Truth.
And, together with myself, all my relations and friends,-all my possessions and comforts; for all these You have graciously given to Your unworthy servant.
Preserve me, I ask You, from all evil, yes, preserve my soul; and let it be presented before Your Majesty, holy and un-reprovable, in the day of the Lord Jesus.
Preserve my going out and my coming in, from this time forth forevermore.
Prosper, I pray You, Your servant this day, that I may find favor, and be able to do good, among those that shall converse with me.
O Lord, hasten to my help; be always at hand to direct me.
O turn to me, and have mercy upon me; give Your strength to Your servant, and save the child of Your handmaid.
Show some token upon me for good, that they who hate me may see it and be ashamed; because You, O Lord, have helped me, and comforted me.” Amen.
Book: Prayers for Public Worship, Private Devotion, Personal Ministry
Author: Abbie C. Morrow
Published by: New York: M. E. Munson 1902
Revised and Adapted by: Karrol Sneed 2014