The bible encourages us to prayer continually
. To help stay in a mind set of prayer to God, it is useful to have times in the day when we pause and give thanks, adore God or pour out our concerns to Him. The following are three short prayers for times in the afternoon when this might be appropriate:-
Mid Afternoon Prayer
Thank you for the morning, for watching over me and walking with me.
May I find rest and peace this afternoon in all I do, that I may gather strength to work for you until nightfall.
(a short prayer for the afternoon from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
• prayers for waking. A selection of contemporary prayers for beginning your day with.
Short Afternoon Prayer
Help me to be fully alive in this afternoon.
May I engage with your promises for me and walk forwards without fear into all you have for me.
(a contemporary prayer for the afternoon from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.
Oswald Chambers (Scottish teacher, writer and minister)
who at noonday called your servant Saint
Paul to be an apostle to the Gentiles:
We pray you to illumine
the world with the radiance of your glory,
that all nations
may come and worship you;
for you live and reign for ever
(source: Book of Common Prayer, 1979 version, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA).