A Prayer at Midday – Janet Eriksson

A prayer inspired by the woman at the well.

Lord Jesus, thank You for teaching me the rhythms of the day. Sometimes I treasure midday because it’s a chance to take a break from my work. Often it’s a chance to enjoy fellowship with friends and a great meal. Sometimes I close my eyes and take a nap. I am grateful for breaks in the day. These moments help me stay in touch with You.

At other times, I get too busy and focused on other things. I miss midday. Before I know it, the evening has come, and I am exhausted. I have missed the rhythm of the day that You have set in motion for me.

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Help me to do better with my day. Help me to embrace midday, even for a few minutes. To worship You. To remember all that You have created. To thank You for Your love.

The day is sacred because You have created it. Help me appreciate it fully, and not just rush through. I want to be aware of Your presence throughout my day, so when the evening comes, I will know I have spent my day with You. And that will bring me a sense of joy and peace at day’s end.

I pray in Your name, Jesus. Amen

Copyright © 2019 by Janet Eriksson

From Prayers at the Well: A Month of Prayers Inspired by John 4:1-42 (Janet Eriksson, author)


Janet Eriksson is an intercessor, writer, and teacher in Dahlonega, Georgia. She loves conversation with friends, front porch swings, sweet tea, and spending time on lakes and rivers. The author of nine books and editor of many more, Janet blogs and teaches at https://adventureswithgod.blog/. She enjoys volunteering with Transformations. Janet received her M. Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary.

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