To be observed before bedtime.
Moment of Silence
I have calmed and quieted my soul (Ps. 131:2a)
Request for Presence
May the Lord Almighty grant me and those I love a peaceful night and a perfect end. Amen.
Our help is in the Name of the Lord; the maker of heaven and earth.
Almighty God, our heavenly Father: we have sinned against you, through our own fault, in thought, and word, and deed, in what we have done and what we have left undone. For the sake of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, forgive us all our offenses; and grant that we may serve you in newness of life, to the glory of your Name. Amen.
The Small Verse
Into your hands I commend my spirit,
for you have redeemed me, O Lord, O God of truth.Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit; for you have redeemed me,
O Lord, O God of truth. Keep me, O Lord, as the apple of your eye. Hide me under
the shadow of your wings. (Based on Ps. 31:5,17:8)
The Lord's Prayer
Watch, O Lord
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep tonight, and give Your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ, give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted and shield the joyous, and all for Your love's sake. Amen. -St. Augustine
The Prayer of Simeon
Lord, you now have set your servant free to go in peace as you have promised;
for these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, whom you have prepared for all the world to see:
a Light to enlighten the nations,
and the glory of your people Israel.