WESTERN EVENING PRAYERS

IN the Name + of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

I WILL lay me down in peace and take my rest, for it is You, Lord, only Who makes me dwell in safety.

To Thee, before the close of day, Creator of the world, we pray. | That with Thy wonted favour Thou Wouldst be our guard and keeper now. | Grant us when this short life is past, The glorious evening that shall last, | That by a holy death attained, Eternal glory may be gained. | O Father, this we ask be done Through Jesus Christ, Thine Only Son, | Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee, Shall live and reign eternally.

Now the following prayers:

OUR Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father, etc.

LIGHTEN our darkness, we beseech you O Lord, and by your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

O MY GOD, I believe in You, I hope in You and love You, and I resolve henceforth, by Your grace and mercy to live to Your honor and glory.

ALMIGHTY God, we beseech You to bless us Your servants, and those near and dear to us. Forgive us our sins, bless the labours of the day, and watch over us with Your tender care, for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.

THE Grace + of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all evermore. Amen.