Now I lay me down to sleep , I pray the Lord my soul to keep, watch and guard me through the night, and wake me with the morning light. Father, you know my worries and care for my troubles. So I give these heavy concerns to you. I lay these situations at your feet.
It is short, so it can be easily memorized and quickly spoken, and is the backbone of the devotion of the Rosary, which is easily the world’s most powerful devotion. With countless miracles and conversions to its credit, the Hail Mary is a powerful composition.
Sext or Midday Prayer (Sixth Hour = approximately 12 noon) None or Mid-Afternoon Prayer (Ninth Hour = approximately 3 p.m.) Vespers or Evening Prayer (“at the lighting of the lamps”, about 6 p.m.) Compline or Night Prayer (before retiring, about 7 p.m.)
Latin Catholic (before eating) – “Bless us, O Lord , and these, Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty. Through Christ, our Lord . Amen .” (Preceded and followed by the Sign of the Cross .
If you wake up at 3 a.m. or another time and can ‘t fall right back asleep, it may be for several reasons. These include lighter sleep cycles, stress, or underlying health conditions. Your 3 a.m. awakenings may occur infrequently and be nothing serious, but regular nights like this could be a sign of insomnia.
But if you can stand, the prayer protocol is that one must stand to offer the prayer and if you can sit but can ‘t stand, then sitting is acceptable etc. However, if you want to offer the prayer lying in bed even if you can stand or sit, it’s between you and God. You can pray anywhere.
Catholic Prayers Sign of the Cross . Our Father . Hail Mary . Glory Be . Apostles Creed . Nicene Creed . Guardian Angel Prayer . Prayer to St. Michael. the Archangel.
Loving God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, lend skill to the hands of my healers, and bless the means used for my cure. Give me such confidence in the power of your grace, that even when I am afraid, I may put my whole trust in you; through our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Three Hail Marys is a traditional Roman Catholic devotional practice of reciting three Hail Marys as a petition for purity and other virtues. Believers recommend that it be prayed after waking in the morning, and before going to bed, following the examination of conscience at night.
This is the period to pray for God’s provision to be released (Luke 11:5-13; Acts 16:3). It is also time for miracles and for applying the Blood of Jesus. Often, we are awakened during this time with dreams God has given to us.
The Rosary has an origin linking itself to the Divine Office (a shadow of the Divine Office suited to the laity, see “Mary’s Psalter” for more on this idea). It is generally understood that the Divine Office should be sung and at least be silently said (i.e., not a wholly mental prayer with no movement of the mouth).
Vespers, evening prayer of thanksgiving and praise in Roman Catholic and certain other Christian liturgies.
To Heal A Friend Think, O’ God , of our friend who is ill, whom we now commend to Your compassionate regard. that no healing is too hard if it be Your will. We therefore pray that You bless our friend with Your loving care, renew his/her strength, and heal what ails him/her in Your loving name.
In the traditional Catholic Grace prayer used before a meal , we acknowledge our dependence on God and to ask Him to bless us and our food. The traditional phrasing for a grace offered before a meal is: Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
There is nothing in the Bible that says to pray before eating , but we do it, as others have written, because we are following Messiah’s example.