Catholic Bedtime Prayer (2021 Traditional Steps)

Catholic Bedtime Prayer (2021 Traditional Steps) :

Prayers Before Sleep

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

0 Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, Who art everywhere present and fillest all
things, Treasury of good things and Giver of life: Come and dwell in us, and cleanse us of all
impurity, and save our souls, 0 Good One.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. Thrice, each with the sign of the
cross and a bow.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the
ages of ages. Amen.

0 Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. 0 Lord, blot out our sins. 0 Master, pardon our
iniquities. 0 Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for thy name’s sake.

Lord have mercy. Thrice.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the
ages of ages. Amen.

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be
done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as
we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

And the celebrant says the exclamation. If there is no priest a layman sayeth:
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and save us,

Have mercy on us, 0 Lord, have mercy on us; for at a loss for any defense, this prayer do we
sinners offer Thee as Master; have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Lord have mercy on us, for we have hoped in Thee, be not angry with us greatly, neither
remember our iniquities; but look upon us now as Thou art compassionate, and deliver us
from our enemies, for Thou art our God, and we, Thy people; all are the works of Thy hands,
and we call upon Thy name.

Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

The door of compassion open unto us 0 blessed Theotokos, for hoping in thee, let us not
perish; through thee may we be delivered from adversities, for thou art the salvation of the
Christian race.

Lord have mercy. Twelve times.

Catholic Bedtime Prayer
Catholic Bedtime Prayer

Prayer I, of St. Macarius the Great

0 Eternal God and King of all creation, Who hast vouchsafed me to arrive at this hour,
forgive me the sins that I have committed this day in deed, word, and thought; and
cleanse, 0 Lord, my lowly soul of all impurity of flesh and spirit, and grant me, 0 Lord,
to pass the sleep of this night in peace; that, rising from my lowly bed, I may praise Thy
most holy name all the days of my life, and thwart the enemies, fleshly and bodiless, that
war against me. And deliver me, 0 Lord, from vain thoughts and evil desires which
defile me. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory: of the + Father, and
of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.


Prayer II, of St. Antiochus

0 Ruler of all, Word of the Father, 0 Jesus Christ, Thou Who are perfect: for the sake of
the plenitude of Thy mercy, never depart from me, but always remain in me, Thy
servant. 0 Jesus, Good Shepherd of Thy sheep, deliver me not over to the sedition of the
serpent, and leave me not to the will of Satan, for the seed of corruption is in me. But do
Thou, 0 Lord, Worshipful God, holy King, Jesus Christ, as I sleep, guard me by the
Unwaning Light, Thy Holy Spirit, by Whom Thou didst sanctify Thy disciples. 0 Lord,
grant me, Thine unworthy servant, Thy salvation upon my bed. Enlighten my mind with
the light of understanding of Thy Holy Gospel; my soul with the love of Thy Cross; my
heart with the purity of Thy word; my body, with Thy passionless Passion. Keep my
thought in Thy humility, and raise me up at the proper time for Thy glorification. For
most glorified art Thou, together with Thine unoriginate Father, and the Most Holy
Spirit, unto the ages.


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