Dear Lord, You are the God the King eternal, who divides the day from the darkness, and has turned the shadow of death into the light of morning. I pray that this day You will incline my heart to keep Your commandments, driving temptation from my mind. Guide my feet into the way of peace; that having done Your will with cheerfulness while it was day, I may, when the night comes, rejoice in giving You thanks for a day lived in Your presence.
O Lord, have mercy upon me, miserable offender. Spare those, O God, who confess their faults. Restore those who are penitent; according to Your promises declared unto men in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Make me and all who confess Your holy name people of this light. Make me faithful to Your Word that I may bring your life to the waiting world. Grant this through Christ our Lord.