An Evening Prayer
Jehovah-Magen – Lord the Shield of my help; Deuteronomy 33:29
O Lord my God, in You I have put my trust.
Awaken, my God, and help me for I cannot sleep. Prove what is right. Build me up for I desire to be right with You. For You are right and good and the One who tests both my heart and mind. O Lord, do not speak sharp words or punish me when You are angry. Be kind to me for I am weak and so tired. Heal me for my bones are shaken. My soul is in great suffering.
Return, O Lord. Set my soul free. Save me because of Your loving-kindness.
I am tired of crying inside. All night long my pillow is wet with tears. I flood my bed with them. My eyes have grown weak with sorrow. Lord, You hear the sound of my crying and my desperate plea for help. Receive my prayer, tonight. Answer me, O my God Who is right and good! You have faithfully made a way for me when I needed help. Please grace me with Your kindness and hear my prayer.
You, Oh Lord, set apart the one who is God-like for Yourself.
Hear me when I call. While I am on my bed, may I look into my heart and be quiet. May I feel the light of Your face shine on me. Your presence has filled my heart with happiness and brought peace as I lie down to sleep.
I call upon You, O Lord. Hurry to me! Hear my voice when I call to You! May my prayer be like special perfume before You. May the lifting up of my hands be like the evening gift given on the altar in worship. O Lord, put a watch over my mouth. Keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not let my heart turn to any sinful thing. I am kept safe as You save those who are pure in heart. You are always right in how You judge.