Night Prayers – Prayer for the Week

“WITH so many people heading back to work, many of us are even more anxious at the moment, and that often means that we can’t get to sleep. I thought a couple of prayers based on collects from the liturgy for Night Prayer (Compline) might be helpful. I use them both myself, regularly, and the first one especially is short enough to be easily memorized and used when we’re tossing and turning.” – Rev Dr Sue Pulko

For ourselves:
Visit this place, O Lord,
And drive from it everything that is evil.
May you guard us in peace
And bless us now and always.

For other people:
Keep watch, dear Lord,
with those who wake, or watch, or weep this night,
and give your angels charge over those who sleep.
Tend the sick,
give rest to the weary,
sustain the dying,
calm the suffering,
and pity the distressed;
all for your love’s sake, O Christ our Redeemer.

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