Trying to build a prayer life can be difficult—whether you don’t know how to pray or you don’t feel like praying. So we’re here to help you connect with God with simple prayers for the everyday. 


It’s Been a Long Day

It might’ve been the best day of your life today, or it might’ve been one of the worst. Either way, eventually, all days end, and no matter how hard we try to keep going, every day we need to collapse into our bed and hit the reset button.

While sometimes slowing, stopping, and sleeping can feel like a necessary evil, we believe that it’s really kind of God to create us with limits, and to encourage us to embrace them. Right when we’re at the end of all we can do, we start to step into the space where God takes things out of our hands and works with them for good. So let’s reclaim our sleep together, and invite God into the night, where he allows us to return to rest.


The Lord is gracious and righteous;

    our God is full of compassion.

The Lord protects the unwary;

    when I was brought low, he saved me.

Return to your rest, my soul,

    for the Lord has been good to you.

(Psalm 116: 5-7).


A Prayer to End the Day

God who reigns over day and night, walk with me into these dark and quiet moments of evening. Thank you for the gift of life you have given me today. Protect me from the temptations of the night, and allow my body and soul the deep rest they need. Help me to trust that, even when my heart is asleep to your nearness, you are still watching over me. I’m laying down my own strength and trusting you, Sustainer of Life, that in the morning, my soul will awaken again in your good presence.


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