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In her 1897 book, Prayers Ancient and Modern, Mary Wilder Tileston includes the following which she took from the Daybreak Office of the Eastern Church. Here it is in its ancient English translation.

We give Thee hearty thanks for the rest of the past night, and for the gift of a new day, with its opportunities of pleasing Thee. Grant that we may so pass its hours in the perfect freedom of Thy service that, at even tide, we may again give thanks unto Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

What changes would you make if you were writing it for use today. Here’s my composition.

Our Father in heaven, thank you for the rest of the past night and the gift of this new day. Thank you for your promise to be with us. Help us remember, we are never alone. May your Holy Spirit guide our thinking and doing, and in the evening may we give thanks to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

If English is not your first language, try composing the prayer in your mother tongue. Be sure to read your composition aloud to check that it sounds natural and conversational.

Bible Reading: Isaiah 55:6, Matthew 6: 6-8, 1 Thessalonians 5:17