Morning & Evening Prayer

Posted by David Neff, OblSB on

May the peace of God, which passes all understanding, be with us throughout this day, and with all those we love. Amen.

 Morning Prayer  

"O Lord, grant that we may greet the coming day in peace. Help us in all things to rely upon Your holy will. In each hour of the day, reveal Your will to us.

Bless our dealings with all who surround us. Teach us to treat all that shall come to us throughout the day with peace of soul, And with the firm conviction that Your will governs all.

In all our deeds and words, guide our thoughts and feelings. In unforeseen events, Let us not forget that all are sent by You. Teach us to act firmly and wisely, without embittering and embarrassing others.

Give us the strength to bear the fatigue of the coming day, with all that it shall bring. Direct our wills. Teach us to pray. Pray within us. Amen."      

Evening Prayer 

"Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight, And give your angels charge over those who sleep.

Tend your sick ones, O Lord Christ. Rest your weary ones. Bless your dying ones. Soothe your suffering ones. Pity your afflicted ones.

Shield your joyous ones. And for all your love's sake. Amen."


Morning Prayer - Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow (1783-1867).                                  

 O Lord, I do not know what to ask of Thee. Thou alone knowest what I need. Thou lovest me more than I know how to love myself.

O Father, grant Thy servant what I myself do not know how to ask. I do not dare to ask a cross of Thee, nor consolation; I only stand before Thee with my heart open; Thou seest the needs that I myself do not know.

Look, and work in me according to Thy mercy; smite and heal me, cast me down and raise me up! I am reverent and silent before Thy holy will and ways that are unfathomable to me. I offer myself as a sacrifice to Thee; teach me to pray. Do Thou Thyself pray in me. Amen.”