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MERCIFUL GOD, Gracious Father, I thank You most heartily that You have graciously kept me this day, to this very hour, from all harm of body and soul, and I ask You, for Christ Jesus, Your dear Son’s sake, graciously to forgive all my sins I have committed against You again this day in thoughts, words and deeds, and to remember them no more in all eternity.

And as I am about to retire to rest, I ask You, my Father, to guard me from all ills of body and soul, so that I may rest and sleep secure from the wiles and power of the devil, and from dreams vain and vile, thus rising in the morning to Your glory, refreshed and in health.

And now I commend myself wholly into Your divine hand; You have redeemed me, faithful God.

Amen.

Book: The Abridged Treasury of Prayers

An Epitome from the Larger “Gebets-Schatz” Published by Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, Mo.

Publisher: American Lutheran Publication Board, Pittsburgh, PA. 1906