The stillness of God be mine this night

Three Prayers for Eveningtime

 
The stillness of God be mine this night
     that I may sleep in peace.
The awareness of the Spirit be mine this night
     that I may be alert to unseen mysteries.
The company of the saints be mine this night
     that I may dream of the river of love.
The life of Christ be mine this night
     that I may be truly alive in the morning,
     that I may be truly alive.

~from Celtic Prayers from Iona, by J. Philip Newell

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Creator of the stars of night,
     thank you for the gift of rest.

Forgive what wrong I have done today,
     and heal any wounds I have caused.

Grant me, I pray, a peaceful rest,
     that I may rise with the sun
     to serve you with joy.  Amen.

~from Feasting on the Word: Worship Companion

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Source of life, this day is now ending.

I thank you for the grace it was,
     noticed and unnoticed.

I lay it before you.
     [Review the day in your mind or out loud]

I trust to you all I failed to see or do.
     [Let God bring to mind whatever God might.]

In the gift of the gathering darkness,
     restore your image in me,
     that I might bear both your grief and your joy in the world.

This I pray in the name of Jesus,
     whose service was love. Amen.

~from Feasting on the Word: Worship Companion

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