Blessed is the Eternal our God, who has awakened me to the new day and called me to be free. Blessed is the One who opens the eyes of the blind, who provides clothes for the naked, who brings freedom to the captive, and whose power lifts up the fallen.
Blessed is the Eternal our God, Ruler of the Universe, who removes sleep from my eyes, slumber from the eyelids. Help me, Lord, to be awake this day to the wonders that surround me, alive to beauty and love, aware that all being is precious, that we walk on holy ground, wherever we go.
(Source: Gates Of The House The New Union Home Prayer Book Prayers and Readings)
I will be posting prayers on a regular basis from a variety of sources. The Warm Milk Journal does not promote one religion over the other. My spirituality is somewhat eclectic in that I find scripture and prayers from different faiths to be beautiful and supportive of my spiritual growth, peace of mind, and a restful night of sleep.
This one just happens to come from reformed Judaism (the religion of my childhood)
An evening prayer (from Gates Of The House: The New Union Home Prayer Book)
Lord, Your touch unseen brings sleep upon my eyes, You make
my lids grow heavy with the night. Grant that I may lie down
in peace, and rise up to life renewed. Let Your majesty and
beauty be in my thought at end of day, and at the moment of
Lord, Guardian of Israel, You neither slumber nor sleep.
Blessed are You by day, and blessed by night; blessed when
we lie down, blessed when we rise up. For in Your hands are
the souls of all living and the spirits of all flesh.
May angels’ wings caress me all through the night; let Your
good presence hover at my side. Lord, spread the shelter of
Your peace upon me, my dear ones, and all Your children.
Into Your hands I commend my body and my spirit, both when
I sleep and when I wake. In Your presence, I cast off fear and
lie down to restful sleep.