A prayer before bed
Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast
enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me,
and hear my prayer. O ye sons of men, how long will ye
turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity,
and seek after leasing? Selah. But know that the LORD
hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will
hear when I call unto him. Stand in awe, and sin not:
commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.
Selah. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your
trust in the LORD. There be many that say, Who will shew
us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy
countenance upon us. Thou hast put gladness in my heart,
more than in the time that their corn and their wine
increased. I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for
thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.