Evening Prayers

Prayer of Thanksgiving
Now that the day has come to a close, I thank You Lord, and I ask that the evening and the night be sinless. Grant this to me, O Saviour, and save me.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit

Now that the day has passed, I glorify You, O Master, and I ask that the evening and the night be without offense. Grant this to me, O Saviour, and save me.

Both now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen

Now that the day has run its course, I praise You, O Holy One, and I ask that the evening and the night be undisturbed. Grant this to me, O Saviour, and save me.

Prayer for Forgiveness
Lord, God our Father, if during this day I have sinned in word, deed or thought forgive me in Your goodness and love. Grant me peaceful sleep; protect me from all evil and awake me in the morning that I may glorify You, Your Son and Your Holy Spirit now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Prayers for Enlightenment
Christ our God, who is worshipped and glorified at all times and in every hour in heaven and on earth; who is most patient, loving and kind; who loves the just and shows mercy to sinners; who calls all to salvation through the promise of the blessings to come; Lord, at this time receive our prayer and direct our lives according to Your will. Bless our souls and bodies. Correct our thoughts and purify our minds. Protect us from all evil and distress. Surround us with Your holy angels, that guided and guarded by them, we may attain the unity of the faith and the knowledge of Your unapproachable glory, for you are blessed forever and ever. Amen.

Here you can add your own prayers and intercessions. When you have finished, conclude with this prayer:

Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

As you lie down to sleep say:
Lord, into Your hands I commend my soul and body. Bless me, be merciful to me and grant me life eternal. Amen.