“O Lord, Thou hast searched me and known me! Thou knowest when I sit down and when I rise up; Thou discernest my thoughts from afar…Even before a word is on my tongue, lo, O Lord, Thou knowest it altogether.”
As I begin a new day with You, search my heart, dear Lord, and purify my affections so that I may love only those things which please You, and put You first in everything.
Help me to overcome the temptations I will meet today. Strengthen my faith that victory over the devil may be mine to Your glory. Keep me mindful of the sufficiency of Your grace, and let Your strength be made perfect in my weakness.
give me the grace to guard against sins of the tongue, and preserve me from thinking evil in my heart against my neighbor. Teach me the joy of walking the ways of Your commandments, and bless those who walk in Your fear and favor.
Watch over me today when dangers overtake me, and ward off any evil of body or soul. If afflictions are to come to me this day by Your gracious direction, Keep me humble and obedient to Your loving will.
Thank You, Lord God, for all Your past benefits and for Your promises of future mercies. Direct my days so that I may learn to praise You better tonight for the favors of today.