Almighty God and Father, the light of day calls me to the duties and privileges of the stewardship of life. Help me to be a good steward by revealing to me Your will for my life. May I make the best possible use of the talents that You have given me, so that I may always be ready to give an account of my stewardship.
In my activities today give me the wisdom to recognize whatever is evil before I am trapped by it. Grant me the strength to resist every temptation to sin and shame.
Let me never be afraid to say, “How can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?” Grant me the opportunity today to do good to someone who is in need of my love. When others deny You, give me the courage to confess my faith.
Show me how to live in a manner worthy of Your holy name.
In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Lord God, I thank You that the knowledge of Your presence kept me from gross sin today, made me more gracious in dealing with my fellow human beings, and more zealous in performing the duties You have given me.
O Lord, I need Thy presence every passing hour; What but Thy grace can foil the Tempter’s power? Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be? Through cloud and sunshine, oh, abide with me! I pray, heavenly Father, that You would reveal Yourself especially to those tonight who are passing through trial and tribulation.
Teach them to know that “ills have no weight and tears no bitterness, with Thee at hand to bless,” and that nothing “will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Stay with me in the coming night, and let me hear You say to me: “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you. I will uphold you with My victorious right hand.” Amen."