Evening comes

The Benedictines have such lovely prayers. As I have said here before, I have been following the same prayers in Saint Benedict’s Prayer Book every day and night for many years. I find the old words very comforting and never grow tired of them. It is a relief not to have to make up new prayers – I just let the old prayers pray through me.
This prayer is for the evenings and I find it a comfort. I hope that you do as well.
O Lord support us all the day long
until the shades lengthen and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over,
and our work is done,
Then Lord, in your mercy,
grant us a safe lodging and peace at the last.