it is night.
The night is for stillness.
**Let us be still in the presence of God.
It is night after a long day.
**What has been done has been done;
**What has not been done has not been done;
**let it be.
The night is dark.
**Let our fears of the darkness of the world and of our own lives
**rest in you.
The night is quiet.
**Let the quietness of your peace enfold us,
****all dear to us,
****and all who have no peace.
The night heralds the dawn.
**Let us look expectantly to a new day,
In your name we pray.
God forgives you.