O Lord, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us. Let Your peace rule in our hearts, and may it be our strength and our song during our days on this earth. We commit ourselves to your care and keeping this day. Let Your grace be mighty in us, and sufficient for us. Let it work in us both to will and to do of Your good pleasure. Grant us strength for all the duties of the day. Keep us from sin; give us the rule over our own spirits; and keep us from speaking unadvisedly with our lips. May we live together in peace and holy love. Do command Your blessing upon us, even life forever more. Prepare us for all the events of the day; for we know not what a day may bring forth. Give us grace to deny ourselves; to take up our cross daily, and to follow in the steps of our Lord and Master – Amen.