Daily Office for All

Family Prayer At the Close of Day


Which wording of the Lord's Prayer would you like?

Opening Verse

“I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest;
for you, Lord, only, make me dwell in safety.”
Psalm 4:8

Psalm 134

Behold now, praise the Lord,
all you servants of the Lord.
You that stand by night in the house of the Lord,
even in the courts of the house of our God.
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary
and sing praises unto the Lord.
The Lord who made heaven and earth,
give you blessing out of Zion.

A Reading From Holy Scripture

“You keep them in perfect peace whose minds are stayed on you, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord for ever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.” Isaiah 26:3–4

“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23

Reflect & Intercede

Take a moment for silent reflection and then offer prayers for yourself and others. This is a good time to give thanks for the day's blessings and to ask forgiveness for the day's sins.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name.
Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever.


The Collect

Visit this place, O Lord, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy; let your holy angels dwell with us to preserve us in peace; and let your blessing be upon us always; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Song of Simeon (Nunc Dimittis) – Luke 2:29–32

Lord, now let your servant depart in peace,
according to your word.
For my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you have prepared before the face of all people;
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles,
and to be the glory of your people Israel.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.


The almighty and merciful Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us and keep us, this night and evermore.