God, you have been with me all through the day, stay with me now. As the shadows lengthen into darkness let the noisy world grow quiet, let its feverish concerns be stilled, its voices silenced.
In the final moments of this day remind me of what is real, true, and good. But let me not forget that you were as present in the stresses of the day just past as you are now in the silence of this night.
You have made me for day and for night, for work and for rest, for both heaven and earth. Here in this night, let me embrace and not regret the mysterious beauty of my humanity. Keep me in the embrace of your unconditional love through the night, and the day to come.
Surround us with your silence and give us the rest that only you can give . . . peace now and forever.
(Adapted: My Day Is Ending, Evelyn Underhill . . . original source unknown)