A Noonday Prayer for Early Bedtime
O Lord, who governs the eyes to open and shut, provide my eyes with the proper weight so they would close upon sweet rest. Provide my mind and body rest, that I would complete this evening’s work shortly after the setting sun. That upon the sun’s setting, my evening would be filled with leisure and peace, and that all I didn’t complete this day would not anxiously remain in my heart and mind. Grant me an early bedtime, that I may be prepared to rise and serve thee, oh Prince of peace and Rector of rest. Amen.