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My eyes are open in the night watches, that I may meditate upon your promise. During this time of pandemic many are seeking resources to support daily prayer in the home. As we are physically separated from supportive Christian communities, it becomes increasingly important to mark our days and hours with prayer. These daily prayers may be prayed together as a family or as individuals.
Martin Luther As the head of the family should teach them in a simple way to his household. A Morning Prayer In the morning, when you rise you shall make the sign of the holy cross, and you shall say: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Then you may say this prayer: I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray You to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the wicked foe may have no power over me. And then you should go with joy to your work, singing a hymn, or the Ten Commandments or whatever your devotion may suggest. An Evening Prayer In the evening, when you go to bed, you shall make the sign of the holy cross, and you shall say: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Then you may say this prayer: I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray You to forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night.
In many times and places, daybreak has been a time of prayer. Jews prayed in their synagogues at sunrise as well as at other times each day. Anglican and Lutheran revisions of the Daily Office reduced the number of services to two — one for morning Matins and one for evening Evensong or vespers. Eventually, the morning service was given its present name, Morning Prayer. Many elements of Morning Prayer come from the monastic hours of Matins e.