Prayer for the family

Heavenly Father, we thank thee for thy mercies which are new every morning: for health and strength, for this day with its fresh opportunities for work and service.

Bless each one of us, and hold us together in thy love and in love of thee.

We pray for thy help and guid- ance as we face the duties to be done, the decisions to be made, the temptations that may beset us, the disappointments that may await us.

Guide us, strengthen us, keep us; and grant that in all things we may act worthily of our Christian calling; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Heavenly Father, in whom we live and move and have our being, we humbly pray thee so to guide and govern us by thy Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our daily life we may never forget thee, but remember that we are ever walking in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord.