An Evening Prayer
We sang this little gem last night as we closed our evening service. It is a delightful prayer, appropriate as you are just heading off to bed. Notice it closes with the doxology, which also provides a familiar tune to which to sing it. Words are by Thomas Ken, ~1674. This version is taken from the Trinity Hymnal.* You'll find praise for the blessings of this day; seeking forgiveness for the sins of this day; a prayer for sweet rest and sweet thoughts and protection whether we can sleep or not; anticipation of eternity; and of course the doxology. Enjoy, and make it your prayer! (And by the way, supernal can mean heavenly or celestial.)
All praise to thee, my God, this night,
*I got the text for this from a helpful online resource for the Trinity Hymnal.
7/22/2016 10:22:36 am
I lie in a hospital bed with severe asthma & wont be at my church on Sunday. This prayer helped me to bring back into perspective who my real Healer is and redirect and focus on Him who is always with us. Thank you Father God, Holy Son & eternal Counsellor
7/26/2016 11:57:28 am
I am sorry to hear of your suffering, but thankful to hear of your dependence on a faithful God. May He bless and keep you!
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