Celtic, Evening

God With Me As I Lie Down

God with me as I lie down, God with me as I rise up, God with me in each ray of light, No ray of joy without him, No one ray without him. Christ with me sleeping, Christ with me waking, Christ with me watching, Every day and night, Every day and night. God with me protecting, The Lord with…


Evening, Short

Bedtime Prayer – Bruce Prewer

Loving God, as we go to our rest,     renew not only tired bodies     but also the hidden depths     of our complex being, where hope and compassion, faith, wisdom and love,     are made and nurtured. Let us rise tomorrow,     rejuvenated and eager. Amen.

Evening, Relationships

RL Stevenson Evening Prayer

Lord, see our family gathered here. We thank you for this place in which we livw, for the love that unites us, for the peace accorded to us this day, for the hope with which we expect the morrow; for the health, the work, the food and the bright skies that make our lives delightful; for our friends in all…


Ancient, Evening

Evening Prayer – St Augustine

Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend your sick ones, O Lord Christ. Rest your weary ones. Bless your dying ones. Soothe your suffering ones. Pity your afflicted ones. Shield your joyous ones. And for all your love’s sake. Amen.


Leonine Evening Prayer

O Lord God, Be present, and protect us through the silent hours of the night, So that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, May rest upon your eternal changelessness.   – From the ‘Leonine Sacramentary’ (used from around 300-600AD). The oldest of the Latin liturgical books.  Named after Pope Leo I and was in…


Daily, Evening

Luther’s Evening Prayer

I thank you, heavenly Father, through your dear Son, Jesus Christ, that you have graciously protected me today from all harm and evil. I ask you to forgive all my sins and the wrong which I have done. And graciously keep me this night. In your hands I place my body and soul and all that is mine. Let your holy angel be…



Traditional Bedtime Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep: May God guard me through the night And wake me with the morning light. Amen.

Evening, Scholars

Bonhoeffer’s Evening Prayer

O Lord my God, thank you for bringing this day to a close. Thank you for giving me rest in body and soul. Your hand has been over me and has guarded and preserved me. Forgive my lack of faith and any wrong that I have done today, and help me to forgive all who have wronged us. Let me…


Children, Evening

Jesus Tender Shepherd

Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me: Bless your little child to-night; Through the darkness please with me, Keep me safe till morning light. All this day Your hand has led me, And I thank Your for Thy care; Thou hast warmed me, clothed me, fed me; Listen to my evening prayer. May my sins be all forgiven; Bless the friends I…


Celtic, Evening, Need Or Trial

At Night – St Columba

Lord God, at Night You are the bright flame to enlighten me, the guiding star to lead me, the path beneath my feet, and the Good Shepherd along the way, now and forever more.   – St Columba 521-597AD, Iona  (slightly edited!)

Celtic, Evening

A Celtic Evening Prayer

I place my soul and my body In your safe refuge this night, O God, In your safe refuge, O Jesus Christ, In your safe refuge, O Spirit of Truth, The Three who defend my cause, And never turn the back upon me. Father, kind and just, Son, who overcame death, Holy Spirit of power, Keep me this night from harm,…