A Prayer for Monday Morning
Focus Scripture: Lamentations 3:22-23 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Almighty God, thank you for life and health and strength. Thank you for new mercies every morning. On this first day of the week, we pray for peace in our valleys, deliverance from bondage, protection from evil, justice for the oppressed, comfort for those who mourn, soundness for troubled minds, healing for the sick, rest for the weary, and shelter from the storms we are almost certain to encounter. Protect us from dangers seen and unseen, we pray. When we reach places of uncertainty this week, O God, bring to our remembrance lessons from our past—stories we have heard and known, stories our ancestors handed down to us. Help us to share this wisdom with those we meet this week. Help us to be instruments of your light and peace for others along the way. We lift your name on high, and in all things, we give you glory. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.