A Prayer for Children
Now I lay me down to sleep;
I pray the LORD my soul to keep.
If I should die before I wake;
I pray the LORD my soul to take.
A Prayer for Adults
O LORD Jesus Christ, Son of the living God,
who at this evening hour didst rest in the
and didst thereby sanctify the grave
to be a bed of hope to thy people:
Make us so to
abound in sorrow for our sins,
which were the
cause of thy passion,
that when our bodies lie
in the dust,
our souls may live with thee;
livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy
one God, world without end. Amen.
From the Compline service BCP