Prayer Before Sleep

As I close this day
I come before You.

I now release
all my fears, all my concerns from this day.

Soothe my body, my mind, my spirit.

Aid me move
into deep and renewing rest.

Blessings to You my Source, Shaper of the Universe,
Who causes cords of sleep to fall upon my eyes
and slumber upon my eyelids.

My God and God of my ancestors, help me
to lie down in peace and
to rise up in peace.

May I not be frightened by thoughts, bad dreams or worries

Keep my inner flame kindled
as I move to another world.
Blessings to You,
for the entire Uninverse glows with Your light.

I now join with all Creation,
and move into Oneness
with You
my Source, my Wellspring

Shema Yisrael
Adonai Eloheinu

Listen Israel,
You, my God,

Baruch Shem Kavod Malchuto L'olam Ve'ed
Blessings to You always and forever

Love Me
with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your might.
Let these words be upon your heart.
Teach them to your children, speaking of them
when you sit in your home, when you walk on your way,
when you lie down, and when you rise up.
Bind them as a sign upon your hand;
let them be for frontlets between your eyes;
Inscribe them upon the mezuzot of your house and
upon your gates.

Protect me.
Watch over me
Guard me.
Care for me
Ease my soul.

Psalm 91
My Refuge, my Fortress, my God in Whom I trust,
save me from the snares of the fowler; cover me with Your pinions.
I seek shelter under Your wings,
for You are my Shield.
I'll not be afraid of the terror of night nor of the arrow that flies by day,
for You are my refuge.

I will give angels charge over you to watch over you on all your ways.
They'll bear you upon their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.
I'll deliver you, set you on high.

Call upon me and I will answer you.
I'll be with you in times of trouble.
I'll rescue you and honor you.
And you shall see My saving power.

Aid me lie down in peace and
enable me to rise again renewed for life.

Spread over me the sukkah of Your peace.

Guide me with Your good counsel.
Save me for Your name's sake.
Shield me from enemies, pestilence, sword, famine and anguish.
Melt away the forces that lie before me, that follow me,
that block me on my way.
Shelter me in the shadow of Your wings.

Watch over me with grace and compassion.
Guard my going out and my coming in, to life and to peace.

I walk outside the walled city of day
of the known,
towards the house of rest and
the mystery of sleep.

Baruch Adonai
Blessings to You in the day and blessings to You in the night.
Blessings to You as I lie down, and blessings to You as I rise up.
In Your hand are the souls of all the living and the dead.

I place my soul in Your hand and
I trust in Your help.

Bless me and watch over me.
Shine upon me and shed grace on me.
Garb me in light and
bestow peace upon me.

Hinnei Lo Yanum
Behold the Guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps.

For Your help do I wait

I now ready to call Your angels to my sides;
Michael, open my dreams, Gavriel, protect me,
Uriel, light my way, Raphael, heal me,
Shechina, I come under Your wings.

On my right, Michael.
On my left, Gavriel.
Before me, Uriel.
Behind me, Raphael.
Over my head, Shechina.

Adon Olam
Source of the Universe, Present before all that was fashioned was created,
Who through great desire made all
and to Whom all things yearn.

After all things end, You alone will be,
Who was, and is, and will be
in amazing beauty.

One Source, without beginning and without end,
One of Strength and Mooring.

You are my God, my Help, my Rock,
when I'm wounded, in times of narrowness;
my banner, my refuge,
my cup's drink on the day I call.

I entrust my body and my spirit into Your hand
at the time of sleeping and when I wake.
For You are with me
and I will not be afraid.

For You are with me
And I will not be afraid