Worship at Home
by Rev. Annie Melick

Question for Reflection

As we age, we can see how our physical bodies do indeed suffer the wear and tear of life (“our outer nature is wasting away,” as Paul puts it in 2 Cor. 4:16). Yet Paul says it is possible for our “inner nature” to be renewed every day. In your life, what contributes to your renewal? How are you being prepared “for an eternal weight of glory” (2 Cor. 4:16–18)

Household Prayer: Morning

Morning has broken, loving God—the shards of light scattering the long darkness of night.

Help me to carry into this day the sure knowledge of your forgiveness,

steadfast love, and great power to redeem.

May I do your will in all my daily interactions so that your grace extends

to more and more people.

I begin in thanksgiving, your glory all around. Amen.

Household Prayer: Evening

Spirit of God,

come as the evening breeze,

carrying away the cares and little failings of this day.

Help me put to rest the worries I have,

the lists I keep,

the regrets I weigh.

You know me through and through—

I cannot hide from you.

May I lie down tonight covered

in your forgiveness and love and redemption,

and dream of things eternal.

I pray in Christ’s name. Amen.