Father, we do thank you for today. For some it was a day of rest and relaxation, for others it was a day of labor. But regardless of what we were doing, we were able to perform in your presence.
Oh, we may not have recognized it, but we understand that at any moment we COULD have turned toward you, and voilà, we were in your midst. So we thank you for being there every moment at work in our lives. We are so grateful that, in every situation, we could have turned to look to you for help, for guidance and for comfort.
Tonight, as we prepare to rest, as an act of our will, we set aside every care and concern. Please encamp your angels around us. Watch over our thoughts, dreams and imaginations, and do not allow anything to disturb our sleep. For those who must work tonight, give them the Grace they may need. Protect our police officers and emergency technicians. And keep firemen that must work overnight safe and that you would have mercy on those who may need help from any of those emergency help.
And tomorrow we will wake up refreshed and renewed in body, mind, and spirit. We joyfully anticipate a time to worship you in the fellowship of other disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ! We ask that your Spirit will help us maintain a focus on our need for YOU. All and all, we thank you and wish you a good night, as well. Thank you Father, and Amen! ~Nickolas Hiemstra