All glory and honor are yours for you protect me from hidden dangers and from temptations that would destroy me.
Forgive me for harboring so many weaknesses and yielding so quickly to every snare and pit that Satan lays in my path–the hidden pride, the sin I ignore, and my impatience with life.
Thank you for your hedge of protection that guards my heart and mind, keeping me focused on you, and sparing me the pain and death of those around me.
In the power of your Holy Spirit, grant me the strength and desire to honor your healthy boundaries and to live within your will for my life. Remind me daily of my baptism and to keep my heart pure, ever prepared for communion with you and the church.
To you be all glory and honor, because you created us, provisioned, and protected us in spite of our many transgressions.
If that were not enough, from the beginning you planned for our salvation through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our great role model and redeemer.
Forgive us for focusing mostly on ourselves when so many of the blessings in this life are provided for us by our families, friends, and even complete strangers, who value our presence, our life, and our health through no merit of our own.
Thank you for the invisible people in our lives who grow our food, build our homes, and take care of us quietly doing jobs that we cannot do for ourselves.
Bless their lives, their families, and all that they hold dear. You alone know their names, their dreams, and they abilities. Let them never feel taken for granted. Send your Holy Spirit into their lives and bless them. In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.
All praise and honor be to you for you hear our cries for mercy and have compassion on those who suffer affliction.
Forgive us for we seldom do either being wrapped up in our own worries and often turn a deaf ear to the suffering of others.
We thank you for the hedge of protection that you offer us through faith and the love you show to sinners who do not know you.
In the power of your Holy Spirit, stay your hand in punishing those that sin repeatedly and do not attend to your commandments. Lift them gently from the recompense of their sin and show them another path. May sin not destroy their lives, their hopes, and the their opportunities, but may their pain turns their eyes to you that they might find a saving faith.
In the precious name of Jesus, your son and our savior. Amen.