4 Powerful Prayers to Help You Fall Asleep in Perfect Peace

To Thee before the close of day, Creator of the world, we pray That, with Thy wonted favor, Thou Wouldst be our guard and keeper now. From all ill dreams defend our eyes, From nightly fears and fantasies; Tread under foot our ghostly foe, That spot of sin we may not know. O Father, that we ask be done, Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son, Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee, Doth live and reign eternally. Amen.

Visit, we beseech Thee, O Lord, this habitation, and drive from it all the snares of the enemy. Let Thy holy angels dwell herein to preserve us in peace; and let Thy blessing be ever upon us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, to Whom with Thee and the Holy Spirit livest and reignest, one God, world without end. Amen.

Thou knowest, O Lord my Creator, the sleepless vigilance of my invisible enemies and the frailty of my weak body. Into Thy hands, therefore, I commit my spirit. Cover me with the wings of Thy goodness, that I may not sleep unto death. And enlighten the eyes of my spiritual understanding, that I may delight in Thy divine words. And make me, in a time acceptable unto Thee, to glorify Thee in praise, as the only good One Who loves mankind.

Grant unto us, O Master, when we depart to sleep, repose of body and soul; and protect us from the murky sleep of sin and from all the dark pleasures of the night. Calm the impulses of passions, and quench the fiery darts of evil which are craftily thrown against us. Check the turbulence of our flesh, and still all earthly and material thoughts. And grant us, O God, a prudent reason, a vigilant heart, a tranquil sleep free from all the fantasies of Satan. Raise us up again at the time of prayer strengthened in Thy commandments, holding steadfastly within us the remembrance of Thy judgment. Grant us grace to glorify Thee all through the night that we may praise, and bless, and glorify Thine all-honorable and majestic Name, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

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