Want to sleep peacefully? Pray this prayer of the night

By January 21, 2018Prayers
Want to sleep peacefully? Pray this prayer of the night

The best way for a good night’s sleep is to reclaim your inner peace and rest with a heart united to God

God in heaven,
O Creator,
O One who loved me into being…

Now that the voices are silenced
and the crowded world of projects
and overwhelming noise is hushed,
here, at my bed, I seek your consolation.

My spirit roots for you, as an infant
seeks out the breast,
seeks you as a child seeks
the succor and embrace of a father —
the parent who will whisper,
“Shh, I am with you,”
and bring solace to the soul
with an unconditional love.

I believe in your love,
and I hope in you,
and I pray you will grace me
with the gift of faith, unfailing,
the gift of wisdom, beyond my instincts,
the gift of trust, which is so hard.

I give glory and thanks to you
for this day as it ends,
and beg that you will give me eyes to see
that in all things, you have been with me:
in what was difficult, and what was easy,
in what was anxious and what was peaceful.

In those times I sought you out,
or forgot to,
You were with me, still, and I thank you.

Today, I failed in love; you know this.
I beg you to forgive me.
Today, I lost my temper; you know this.
I beg you to forgive me.
Today, I was selfish; you know this.
I beg you to forgive me.
Today, I felt desolate, unsure, and afraid;
I beg you to reach me, and to teach me again
that you love me, and are near.
That you are, O God, the safest of safe places,
the wayside resting place,
where I may catch my breath,
and seek you out, before going on.

Before I rest tonight,
I must thank you for your love,
beg your pardon for my failings,
and your shelter
from my interior storms.

O my Lord, at this moment, all is calm,
and sleep beckons me.

It is your world!
I place all of my concerns into your hands,
and all of my fears into your Sacred Heart,
the Self-immolating gift that is never consumed.

I believe in you.

Although I cannot understand
all that is before me,
I know all things work toward
the purposes of your mysterious plans
for my own good.
And I trust in this.

And I beg for the gift and grace
to trust you even further,
day by day.

I ask this in the name of Christ Jesus,
seeking the prayers of Mary, his Mother,
and of my guardian angel and patron saint (Name).

I will lie down in peace and sleep comes at once
for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:9)

Amen.

13 Comments

  • Julie says:

    God give me the strength to go on please take this sickness away from me and let me live my life what’s left of it .Amen

  • Anthony Baez says:

    I need all the prayers I can get 😇

  • lita says:

    Thank you my dearest Lord for thiis day, forgive me formyfailings and fforwhatI did halfheartedly.In You Name O Lord,keep myloved ones safe under your loving cate.men.e

  • Craig says:

    Lord help me with my burdons of guilt I carry for all sins I committed and regret ❤️

    • Audrey says:

      Don’t doubt God’s enormous mercy, Craig. Go to Confession, then trust that “to God, our guilt is plunged into the bottom of the ocean and never remembered again.” He wants you to trust in Him.

  • Agnes Nieto says:

    Heavenly Father, thank you for all d blessings that you’ve given me & forgive me for d sins that I’ve done. I ask you to bless my children,siblings, my friends, me & give peace to all nations.
    I ask this in d name of our Lord Jesus Christ, our Father Almighty who lives & reigns with you in d unity of d Holy Spirit one God forever & ever. Amen.

  • Esther Joan P H Lim says:

    Dear Lord, Father Almighty I can never thank you enough of granting me this job. Pls enlighten and guide me as I am new in this line, the many tasks I must complete is very fast paste. Pls build up my confidence as I feel useless each time I face rebuttals. I need this job, pls fill me with ur wisdom. U know what is good for me. This I ask in Jesus name. Amen 🙏

  • Heidi says:

    Father God forgive me for trying so hard.Maybe it was not meant to be. Only you know the truth. Help me to accept the things i cannot change and the courage to forgive the ones who have hurt me.please take care of her. Protect her keep her safe. I have lost with a heavy heart. Amen

  • Jr says:

    Lord please help me with thoughts…and my mistakes in life

  • Fe Noval says:

    Lord give me a good night sleep always i asked inJesus name.Amen

  • Debbie says:

    Lord, help me to let go of what was and what is. Glory be to God. I ask in Jesus name . Amen

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