Night Prayer

EAZmyqHXYAA7SKBToday’s guest writer is Leigh Anne.

Night Prayer

Protect us, Lord as we stay awake; watch over us as we sleep, that awake, we may keep watch with Christ, and asleep, rest in His peace.

Since I arrived in Gruver, my brother pestered me everyday to let him show me how to do the prayers of the Liturgy of the Hours, I said no for probably a good week until finally I caved and said, “Okay, show me how to pray night prayer.”

There is an app you can use to pray the different prayers throughout the day called iBreviary but Ryan was nice enough to give me my own book.

My parents started praying night prayer with us and now it is something we aim to do as a family every night. I enjoy night prayer with my family. I don’t mind praying alone and sometimes that is what we need–quiet time with the Lord. But praying as a family only makes us stronger–especially during this time of uncertainty and difficulty.

The part of the prayer at the beginning of this post is my favorite part of night prayer. I find when I say it, I am overcome with a different kind of peace–the peace that you can only find in the Spirit of the Lord.

I would encourage you to pray with your families. I still struggle to get excited about night prayer, bus as I said, praying as a family only makes us stronger.

So if you take nothing else from this piece, remember this:

Protect us, Lord as we stay awake; watch over us as we sleep, that awake, we may keep watch with Christ, and asleep, rest in His peace.

 

About dwinger

Former farmer, now college instructor
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