Around The Fire
May the Sacred Three
Oh! This eve,
And every night,
Each single night.
Traditional Celtic blessing used to celebrate the start of the Celtic New Year (Samhain - November 1st)
An Evening Prayer
When I see the moon in the night sky
I speak my evening prayer:
Praise be to the Being of Life,
For His kindness and His goodness.
The Wings of Sleep
O Lord our God, King of the Universe.
Let the wings of sleep fall upon my eyes,
and upon my eyelids.
O Blessed One,
Let me lie down in peace,
and rise in peace.
Into Your hand I entrust my spirit.
(Adapted from a Jewish prayer)
Scripture for Meditation
Here is a suitable bible passage to meditated on before going to sleep. It speaks of God's everlasting love and protection. Once read, try closing your eyes and filling your mind with these thoughts:-
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
(Psalm 91:1-7, NIV)
(this page explores this scripture in greater depth)