Catholic Prayers


Prayer at Night

Prayer at Night

My precious Lord,

As this day comes to a close,

I take this moment to turn to You.

Help me, in this moment of quiet, to examine my day.


(Do a brief examination of conscience or review the examination below)


Lord, I thank You for helping me to see my sin.

Please give to me the grace of humility

So that I can admit all my sin without reserve.


I pray that every sin will be forgiven,

And I open myself to Your grace

So that Your merciful Heart will create me anew.


I also call to mind the way in which You were present to me this day.


(Take a moment to ponder the graces God blessed you with this day)


Lord, I thank You for the blessings of this day.

Please help me to see these blessings as Your divine presence in my life.


May I turn from sin and turn to You.

Your presence in my life brings great joy;

My sin leads to sorrow and despair.


I choose You as my Lord.

I choose You as my guide

And pray for Your abundant blessings tomorrow.


May this night be restful in You.

May it be a night of renewal.


Speak to me, Lord, as I sleep.

Guard me and protect me the whole night through.


My guardian angel, Saint Joseph, my Blessed Mother,

Intercede for me now and always.


Amen.