PRAYERS BEFORE SLEEP
Prayer of St. Macarius the Great
to God the Father
Orthodox Prayer Book

O Eternal God and King of all creation, Who hast granted me to arrive at this hour,
forgive me the sins that I have committed today in thought, word and deed, and
cleanse, O Lord, my humble soul from all defilement of flesh and spirit. And grant
me, O Lord, to pass the sleep of this night in peace, that when I rise from my bed
I may please Thy most holy Name all the days of my life and conquer my flesh and
the fleshless foes that war with me. And deliver me, O Lord, from vain and
frivolous thoughts, and from evil desires which defile me. For Thine is the
kingdom, the power and the glory of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and ever,
and to the ages of ages. Amen.