A NIGHT OF
O, Lord, you have been with me all
through the day. Now evening has come. the shadows have lengthened
into darkness. Let my busy world now grow quiet, the feverish
concerns of this day be stilled, my work put away. Grant me a night
of silence with you.
I have sought all through the day
to hear your whisperings in my soul and to close my ears to
the clear call of the world.
Let me abandon all that passes with
the day. Let me choose you. Stay by my side and speak to my spirit
as I seek what will last forever. Be my health. Be my peace. Be my
And, as my day ends, keep me in
your embrace through the night, give me quiet, rest and your peace,
now and forever. Amen.
The Imitation of Christ: a Kempis