I received this via email in 2005 Sep 12, and have paraphrased it for anyone who'd like to use it.
Daily Family Evening Prayer
2005 Sep 12
Take a moment to relax your mind and humble your heart to focus on Christ. Allow God to be the only person on your mind during this prayer. Families, who pray together, stay together.
Dear Lord, we thank you for this day! We’re blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God. You have done so much for us and You keep on blessing us. We pray for each and every person in this household.
Forgive us this day for everything we have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to you.. we ask now for Your forgiveness. Help us to start tomorrow with a better attitude towards Christian living. Let us make the best of each and every day. Clear our minds so that we can hear from You. Please keep us safe from all danger and harm.
Broaden my minds so we can accept all things. Let us not whine and whimper over things we have no control over. Let us continue to see sin through God's eyes and acknowledge it as evil. And when we sin, let us repent, and confess with our mouths our wrongdoing, and receive the forgiveness of God.
And when this world closes in on us, let us remember Jesus' example -- to slip away and find a quiet place to pray. It's the best response when we’re pushed beyond our limits. We know that when we can't pray, You listen to our hearts. Continue to use us to do Your will.
Continue to bless us that we may be a blessing to others. Keep us strong that we may help the weak. Keep us uplifted that we may have words of encouragement for others. We pray for those who are lost and can't find their way. We pray for those who are misjudged and misunderstood. We pray for those who don't know You intimately. We pray for those who don't believe.
We believe that God changes people and God changes things. We pray for each and every family member in their households. We pray for peace, love and joy in their homes that they are out of debt and all their needs are met.
This is our prayer, in Jesus' Name, Amen.