Morning Prayers
I reverently speak in the presence of the Great Parent God: I pray that this day, the whole day, as a child of God, I may not be taken hold of by my own desire, but show forth the divine glory by living a life of creativeness, which shows forth the true individual.
Shinto Prayer

I am thankful before You
a living and existing king
that You have restored my soul within me with mercy.
Great is Your faithfulness.
Modeh Ani
A Jewish prayer

When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength.
Give thanks for your food and the joy of living.
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

Heavenly Father, make us, we pray thee, such children as Jesus was, quick to obey, glad to be taught, and never afraid to speak the truth. May we hurt nobody by word or deed, but all day long be good to others, as thou, dear Lord, has been most kind to us. We ask it in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Children's Morning Prayer

Eternal Father of my soul, let my first thought be of thee, let my first impulse be to worship thee, let my first speech by thy name, let my first action be to kneel before thee in prayer.
John Baillie

When he washes his face he should say: 'Blessed is He who has removed the sleep from my eyes and slumber from my eyes. And may it be Your will O Lord, my God, to habituate me to Your law and make me cleave to Your commandments, and do not bring me into sin, or into iniquity, or into temptation, or into contempt, and bend my inclination to be subservient to You, and remove me far from a bad man and a bad companion, and make me cleave to the good inclination and to a good companion in Your world, and let me obtain this day and every day grace, favor, and mercy in Your eyes, and in the eyes of all that see me, and show lovingkindness to me. Blessed are You, Adonai, who bestows lovingkindness on Your people Israel.'
Jewish prayer

O God, you have prepared in peace the path I must follow today.
Help me to walk straight on that path.
If I speak, remove lies from my lips.
If I am hungry, take away from me all complaint.
If I have plenty, destroy pride in me.
May I go through the day calling on you, O Lord, who knows no other Lord.
Ethiopian prayer

Evening Prayer
Lord, it is night. The night is for stillness.
Let us be still in the presence of God.
It is night after a long day.
What has been done has been done; what has not been done has not been done; let it be.
The night is dark.
Let our fears of the darkness of the world and of our own lives rest in you.
The night is quiet.
Let the quietness of your peace enfold us, all dear to us, and all who have no peace.
The night heralds the dawn.
Let us look expectantly to a new day, new joys, new possibilities. In Your name, we pray. Amen.
Christian prayer

O my Lord, the stars are shining and the eyes of men are closed, and kings have shut their doors and every lover is alone with his beloved, and here am I alone with Thee.
Rabi'a, Sufi mystic

Lord Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit, go back into my memory as I sleep.
Every hurt that has ever been done to me, heal that hurt.
Every hurt that I have ever caused another person, heal that hurt.
All the relationships that have been damaged in my whole life that I am not aware of, heal those relationships.
But, Lord, if there is anything that I need to do;
If I need to go to a person because he or she is still suffering from my hand,
Bring to my awareness that person, I choose to forgive and I ask to be forgiven.
Remove whatever bitterness may be in my heart, Lord, and fill the empty spaces with your love.
Author Unknown

When the state of dreaming has dawned,
Do not lie in ignorance like a corpse,
Enter the natural sphere of unwavering attentiveness.
Recognize your dreams and transform illusion into luminosity.
Do not sleep like an animal.
Do the practice, which mixes sleep and reality.
Tibetan Buddhist Sleep Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
If I die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.

Children's Bedtime Prayer

I reverently speak in the presence of the Great Parent God: I give Thee grateful thanks that Thou has enabled me to live this day, the whole day, in obedience to the excellent spirit of Thy ways.
Shinto Prayer

Night is drawing nigh
For all that has been--Thanks!
For all that shall be--Yes!
Dag Hammarskjold

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the silent hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world may rest upon thy eternal changelessness, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Christian Compline Prayer

At the time of the night-prayer, as the sun slides down,
The route the senses walk on closes, the route to the invisible opens.

The angel of sleep then gathers and drives along the spirits;
Just as the mountain keeper gathers his sheep on a slope.

And what amazing sights he offers to the descending sheep!
Cities with sparkling streets, hyacinth gardens, emerald pastures!

The spirit sees astounding beings, turtles turn to men,
Men turned to angels, when sleep erases the banal.

I think one could say the spirit goes back to its old home;
It no longer remembers where it lives, and loses its fatigue.

It carries around in life so many griefs and loads
And trembles under their weight; they are gone, it is well.
Rumi, Sufi poet and mystic

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