A Waking Up Prayer of Praise

Dear Lord Jesus, as I open my eyes in the morning I praise You for bringing me safely through the night and giving me this fresh, new day ahead of me, in which to draw closer to You.

Thank You for the refreshment of sleep and the joy and opportunities that a new day brings. I pray that You will lead and guide me through today and give me wisdom in all that I say and do – and may I be given the occasion to tell others of Jesus – either in word or deed. I pray that I may be a good witness to You and that the love of the Lord Jesus is seen in me.

Keep me from the temptations that so quickly crowd into my busy life and may today be a day that I grow in grace and in a knowledge of You, more and more,

Amen