An Evening Prayer

O God our Father,
by your mercy and might
the world turns safely into darkness
and returns again to light:
We give into your hands our unfinished tasks,
our unsolved problems,
and our unfulfilled hopes,
knowing that only that what you bless will prosper.

To your great love and protection
we commit each other and all those we love,
knowing that you alone are our sure defender;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

Source: The Church of South India, Book of Common Worship

Source of this version: Modified from

Also found here:

and also found here: The Oxford Book of Prayer, ed. Appleton, © 1985, 1992

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Lutheran pastor and musician serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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