Monday, December 8, 2008

A Prayer Before Sleep

Lord Jesus Christ, by your death you took away the sting of death: Grant to me, your servant, so to follow in faith where you have led the way, that I may at length fall asleep peacefully in you and wake up in your likeness. Forgive my lack of faith and the wrongs I have done today, and help me to forgive all who have wronged me. Let me sleep in peace under your protection, and keep me from all the temptations of darkness. Into your hands I commend my loved ones. I commend to you my body and soul. O God, your holy name be praised. Amen. --A compilation of a collect from the Book of Common Prayer and a prayer of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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