A Prayer Before Bedtime
O my God,
As the evening falls, I come to you in prayer.
I thank you for being with me in every moment of this day,
guiding me and protecting me, keeping me from harm.
On this night
I bring before you in prayer all those dear to me who have died.
Remember them God in your loving kindness.
May they now rest in your eternal peace.
May all of us who still miss them and grieve for them
find comfort in our belief that we will one day see them again
in the kingdom of heaven.
I remember in my prayer this night
all those who have died and who have no one to pray for them.
For these and for our loved ones I pray:
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace. Amen.