O ALMIGHTY And merciful God, gracious Father in heaven, You have again, by the protection of Your ministering spirits, the holy angels, kept me this past night, so that I have lived to see this day in good health and spirits.
For this I earnestly glorify, praise and magnify You, furthermore praying You, dear heavenly Father, in whose will I center all I do or leave undone, all my ends and aims, graciously to remember me also in the future.
Govern, I ask You, with Your Holy Spirit, my heart, mind and thoughts, all my designs and purposes, my words and works, that I may understand what is good or evil, and may in this wicked and perverted world so live and walk this day as, above all things, to be free from sin and to experience a heartfelt desire for that eternal home purchased and secured for me by Christ, my Savior—not forfeiting it by a life of sin.
To this end graciously lend me the aid of Your divine love and the power of the Holy Ghost, for Jesus Christ, Your dear Son’s sake.
Book: The Abridged Treasury of Prayers
An Epitome from the Larger “Gebets-Schatz” Published by Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, Mo.
Publisher: American Lutheran Publication Board, Pittsburgh, PA. 1906