Friday Evening Prayers

Loving God, I beseech you to continue your gracious protection to me and my family this night. Defend us from all dangers, and from the fear of them; that we may enjoy such refreshing sleep as may fit us for the duties of the coming day.
And grant me grace always to live in such a state that I may never be afraid to die; so that, living and dying, I may be yours, through the merits and satisfaction of your Son Christ Jesus, in whose name I offer up these my imperfect prayers.

Offer Him thanksgiving for a blessing you enjoyed this day

Lord, it is because of Your presence that extends throughout the world that I am not afraid of what the enemies are planning against me. It is because of Your promise that ‘no weapon fashioned against me shall prosper’ that I am not dismayed. It is because of Your Word said that no one should touch Your anointed and do no harm to Your prophet that I am certain that I am safe from harm.
Lord, anoint my head with Your Holy Spirit. Strengthen me and help me. Uphold me with Your righteous right hand, now and forever.

Review your day with Him and look for His handprint

Holy Spirit, I offer my thanks for your presence in this day and for guidance you have given me. O Christ, I confess to you the sins and failings of my day that you might not only forgive but reconcile any harm I have done.

Confess your failings, accept and thank Him for His forgiveness

Tonight, Lord, I lift before you my family and friends. I thank you for their love and seek your strength to be there for them. As you have blessed me, let me bless them.
I offer to you, Lord, any last stirrings of my heart before you give me rest.

Give over to His hands those things which occupy your mind and receive His rest

Lord, when I walk through danger, I am not afraid. Even though I walk through the valley of shadow of death, I fear no evil because You are with me. Lord, You are my light when I walk through darkness. You are my guide, leading me along the path to follow. Lord, You are my Protector, keeping me safe from harm. You are my Comforter, keeping me sound in mind, and my Healer, keeping me sound in health.

Lord, no matter what has happened today, I know that You let it happen for a reason and that You will use it for my good in the near future. In Jesus’ Name. AMEN