Before the ending of the day,
Creator of the world we pray
That you, with steadfast love would keep
Your watch around us while we sleep.
From evil dreams defend our sight,
From fears and terrors of the night;
Tread underfoot our deadly foe
That we no sinful thought may know.
O Father, that we ask be done
Through Jesus Christ, your only Son;
And Holy Spirit, by whose breath
Our souls are raised to life from death. Amen.
--From Night Prayer, Daily Office, Society of Saint Francis
Monday in Ordinary Time