I just love beginning the day with:
O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to this new day. Defend us with your mighty power and grant that this day we neither fall into sin nor run into any kind of danger; and in all we do direct us to what is right in your sight, through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord.
[Prayer for Grace, in Morning Praise which we sing for school chapel on Fridays.]
And ending the day with:
I thank you, my heaveny Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have graciously kept me this day. Forgive me all my sins, and graciously keep me this night. Into your hands I commend my body and soul and all things. Let your holy angel be with me, that the wicked foe may have no power over me.
[Luther’s Evening Prayer, with the kids at bedtime.]
It certainly makes me think differently about everything that happens in between.