There's a beautiful nighttime prayer that I want to share with you. I've been reading it with my boys at bedtime. I discovered it in author Candy Paull's sweet treasure of a book, Christmas Abundance ("From the Book of Common Prayer"). I just think you might like it because it's a simple prayer that quiets our minds as the dark, inky sky enfolds us under our warm blankets before we close out our day...
and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over, and our work is done.
Then in thy mercy grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest,
and peace at the last.
And as I finish up the bedtime prayer with my young men, they begin to yawn and succumb to their sleepiness. I can just feel all of their limbs becoming heavy as I continue. I think they get the prayer... Goodnight to you, beauties.