Lord of love,
slow me and keep me
within Your bonds of covenant love.
Although I am prone to wander,
weave the cords of commitment
and gilding of grace into my soul.
From start to finish,
mold me and shape me for You.
Lord of light,
who called me from night’s shades
into the dawn of this new day,
lead me in Your luminous way.
Although the darkness of sin slips in
and evil’s agents cast their shadows,
may Your Word shine a light upon my journey
as my pilgrim path unfolds before my feet.
[This is part of a series of prayers for Sunday worship preparation that begins here.]