Prior to falling asleep and entering into his day’s slumber, a man’s last thoughts and prayers should be turned towards God for protection and rest during the night to come. 

Sign of the Cross  (Partial Indulgence MOI 28.2)

In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen. 

The Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil [the Evil One]. Amen.

The Hail Mary

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Prayers before sleep

Option 1

Into Your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit. Lord Jesus, receive my soul. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ crucified I lay me down to rest. May He bless, govern and protect me; and, after this short pilgrimage, bring to me everlasting happiness. Amen. 

Option 2

O Lord, Jesus Christ, Whose unwearied eye neither slumbers nor sleeps, but continually watches in defense of Your servants; take me and mine, I beg You, into Your protection, and grant, that while my body is asleep, my soul may be awake to You, and that I may hereafter behold You in that blessed and heavenly country, where You, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, rules eternally, and where all the angels, with the blessed saints, are citizens forever. Amen.

Option 3

I adore You, my God, and I love You with all my heart. I give You thanks for having created me, for having made me a Christian, and for having preserved me this day. Pardon me for the evil I have done today; if I have done anything good, Lord, please accept it. Keep me while I take my rest and deliver me from all dangers. May Your grace be always with me. Amen. (Rac 63).

Sign of the Cross  (Partial Indulgence MOI 28.2)

In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.