Noonday Prayer is a form of Christian prayer that is traditionally offered at midday, marking the halfway point between sunrise and sunset. It is a brief service that includes psalms, readings, and prayers, and is typically recited by individuals or small groups in churches, homes, or workplaces. The purpose of Noonday Prayer is to pause in the midst of a busy day and take a moment to reflect on the presence of God and seek guidance and strength for the tasks that lie ahead. It is a time for spiritual renewal and a reminder of the sacredness of everyday life. In addition to its spiritual benefits, Noonday Prayer can also serve as a form of stress relief and a way to refocus and re-energize for the remainder of the day.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for Noonday Prayer. May God Bless You!
Noonday Prayer 1
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.
Noonday Prayer 2
Creation’s secret force,
yourself unmoved, all motion’s source,
you from the morn till evening’s ray
through all the changes guide the day.
Grant us, when this short life is past,
the glorious evening that shall last,
that, by a holy death attained,
eternal glory may be gained.
Creator, let our prayers be heard
through Jesus, your Eternal Word,
who, with the Spirit and with you,
shall live and reign all ages through.
Noonday Prayer 3
In your loving kindness you created and restored us when we were lost. Inspire us with your truth, that we may love you with our whole minds and run to you with open hearts; through Jesus Christ our Savior.
Noonday Prayer 4
Send your Holy Spirit into our hearts, to direct and rule us according to your will, to comfort us in all our afflictions, to defend us from all error, and to lead us into truth; through our Savior Jesus Christ.