Dear Heavenly Father, how we thank and praise You that You have watched over us both today and brought us home once again after our busy days, so that we may unite together in love, and join together in prayer and praise, and in joyful thanksgiving for all that You have done for us today.
Thank You, Father, for all Your goodness and grace to us, and for the wonderful way that You have guided us in our various jobs and duties today. Help us to settle down for the night with worries cast onto You, in the knowledge that Your grace is always sufficient for our needs.
Thank You, Father, for this lovely opportunity to abide in Your love as we rest in each others arms. We pray that You would enable us both to lie down in peace, to rest in safety and to sleep soundly and securely, knowing that You are our ever present help, our fortress and the rock of our salvation.
And now Lord, as we settle down to rest we ask that our sleep would be refreshing and rejuvenating so that we may rise up early in the morning, ready to do Your bidding. May we grow closer to each other and to You in the days that lie ahead. This we pray in Jesus' name,