From I get up in the morning till I go to bed at night He is with me, my companion, my helper, my friend.
Awakening in the morning
Oh my Father have I been blessed with another day here on Your earth. Although my life here on earth has had its problems, difficulties, setbacks and pain I am glad to have You with me. As I raise my head from the comfort of the pillow on my bed and strip back the warmth of the blankets that have protected me from the cooler temperature during my night of sleep, I am grateful to You my Father that You were with me during the night. I felt the tenderness of Your shoulder under my head as I slept and the reassurance of your arms around me as blankets showing me Your love but also protecting me.
However wonderful it is to have a Father like you, who never leaves me. Who is always with me even when I am unaware of it. This knowledge allows me and aids me to sleep each night not afraid of the darkness of slumber.
Another day with You
Oh my Father I pray that you have provided my family and friends with same comforts as You have provided for me and especially all those serving You throughout the whole world. I give much praise, my Father, for You calling those who have gone out in faith to serve You away from home. I can not imagine what it must be like to walk out in that faith to serve You in an unknown country, living within an unknown culture, learning a new language, getting familiar with the ways of the community, town, country. However my Father I ask that You will bless them this day as like me they awaken from their sleep to live another day for You.
Another day for You, another day with You. Much to praise You for and much to ask You for. Help me, my Father to server You another day, give me Your guiding hand throughout the whole day.
Walking the path of my day
Oh Father as I set out today to serve You I ask that You will speak to me in how I can do this for you. Of my Father how I confess how I have let You down so many times before but then You gently remind me that You have forgiven me and it has all been forgotten and I can only sing my praise from my heart. Oh my Father I ask that You will be the guiding hand in front of me showing me where to go. I pray that You will be the shinning light that enables me to see Your footprints so that I can place my feet within them but also remind me to keep my eyes upon You so that I will not sink into the sinking sank of doubt despair and fear. And although I may feel the sand beneath my feet move may my eyes remain firm on You face seeing the strength that my faith needs to go on.
Oh my Father may I feel the encouraging push on my back as I walk this day for you knowing that You will be to my left and right helping me to follow the path that you have planned for me. And if however I should go to stray that I will feel Your hand on my left or my right guiding me back onto the path predestine for me.
Fruit from the hedge
Matthew Henry comments on Job 4:20 that some compare the dawn to dusk mentioned in the verse as the span of life from birth to death. "Their (man's) life is short, and in a little time they are cut off. It lasts perhaps but from morning to evening. It is but a day (so some understand it); their birth and death are but the sun-rise and sun-set of the same day." He also stated "Some think the eternal damnation of sinners is here spoken of, as well as their temporal death: They are destroyed, or broken to pieces, by death, from morning to evening; and, if they repent not, they perish for ever (so some read it)"
Thorns in the field
Dawn to Dusk - All Sons & Daughters
Job 4:20 (NIV) "Between dawn and dusk they are broken to pieces;
unnoticed, they perish forever."
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NIV) "But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
1 John 4:18 (NIV) "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."
Assistance from Dawn to Dusk
Have you the assistance of the Lord to help you from Dawn to Dusk?
End of my day
Oh my heavenly Father I thank you for the end to another day lived for You. I ask for Your forgiveness as I have let You down today in my thoughts, words and actions. I thought unkindly of the person driving the car which pulled out in front of me and I did not take the time to speak words of kindness and encouragement to my neighbour and I walked pass that lady with a child begging at the corner of my shopping street. I did not follow in Your example and show love and kindness to all whom You met no matter their looks, situation or past. Your love sees nothing but the person and their need for You. I, my Father, should be following in Your example and therefore I admitting my sins to You now and ask for forgiveness. As I sit at Your feet I can see the holes which You bore for me and when I take Your hand I can feel the hole which was bore there for me. And when I look carefully I can see the scare on Your side which was given to You because of my sins. I am so very sorry Lord and I love you because You first loved me, long before I was even born. I thank you for the day that has just past and gone into history and although it reminds me of a dying flower unable to be relived again I am reassured that You are still with me. I have nothing to fear as I lay my head on the pillow on my bed and take my rest for my busy day because I know that whether in death or awaking You will be right with me.
Oh my Father never leave me as I need you all the time and I love you with all my heart.