Wake-up Routine, Greeting the New Day

sunriseThe steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, God’s mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in God.”  ~Lamentations 3:22-24

Morning Prayer for COVID-19

Good morning God. Thank-you for the time to sleep. Thank-you for the sun that wakes me. Thank you for all the possibilities this day will bring.

Help me do your work today. Help me to be kind to others and show them your love. Help me learn, play, and grow.

Be with our community- keep us safe from harm. Keep our bodies healthy and strong.

I am glad you are with me. Stay close. Amen

 

Individuals greeting the new day

As you wake-up, take a deep breath in and reach above your head as you say “Thank-you God for this day.”

As you blow out your breath wiggle your toes, extend your feet towards the foot of the bed and say “ and for new possibilities”

Repeat several times until your body is ready to roll up as you breath out, touch your toes, sit up and say: “I’m glad you are with me as I begin my work.

Waking your child or someone else in your household

Sit at your family member’s bedside, gently rub their back as you breath in and say: “Good morning [insert name]” then as you breath out “A new day is here.” Repeat several times until the person stirs.

Then on your inhale say: God has given us a new day. As you exhale say “I wonder what you will do today?” (Sit in silence inviting person to share something they are looking forward to doing that day)

Morning Prayer

You might choose to say these words silently or with another member of your household morning and night:

Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping; that awake

we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.

(Episcopalian Book of Common prayer, Daily Office, An Order for Compline)

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