I Will Lie Down in Peace (an evening prayer)

I will both lie down and sleep in peace;for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety. Psalms 4:8 (NRSV)

On this evening o Lord, I ask You for...everything Breath Life Health Strength Good dreams Awakening to a morning of new mercies Because of You I can lie down and sleep in peace The day has carried its troubles And my own failures on top of them But You have carried me Or at least you were with me I know I can't get bailed out of every situation Some lessons are difficult But at least You have been with me And now As I lay me down to sleep I can close my eyes with confidence Joy Peace like a river All the worries on my mind can be eased away The days evils are sufficient to themselves I don't have to add to them Or carry them over into the next day You bless me with a good night's sleep In the valley of shadows I will sleep like a baby