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Afternoon Prayer

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. Here are some short prayers for times in the afternoon when this might be appropriate:-

Mid Afternoon Prayer

Lord God,

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 Prayer of Thanks

You may wish to have in mind things that you are thankful for today as you pray this prayer:-

Short prayer of thanks with flower in the background

Short Afternoon Prayer

O Lord,

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)

The Lord's Prayer

(This prayer covers many aspects of good prayer life - the adoration of God, asking for forgiveness and forgiving others, and asking for provision and protection).

The Lord's Prayer with image of a cross on a hill side

Afternoon Prayer

An inspiring prayer which encourages us to become fully engaged with God in each moment of our lives:-

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Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.

Oswald Chambers (Scottish teacher, writer and minister)

Anglican Noonday Collect

Almighty Savior,

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 and ever.


(source: Book of Common Prayer, 1979 version, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA).

prayers for sleeping. Several inspirational Celtic, Anglican and Catholic prayers to say at night time.