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Two Evening Prayers from Marianne Williamson’s Illuminata

I have been a fan of Marianne Williamson for many years. Here are a couple of evening prayers for us from her wonderful book, Illuminata A Return To Prayer:

Dear God.

Thank you for this day.

Thank you for my safety and the safety of my loved ones.

As I enter sleep, may these hours give me peace.

May they bring healing to my mind and body.

While I sleep, dear Lord, please bless the world.

Where there is pain, where there are people who

have no place to sleep, who suffer and who

die, may Your angels come unto them and

minister to their lives.

Dear Lord,

Please let the light stream in.

Please use my hours of sleep,

Please prepare me, during these hours of rest,

for greater service to You.

May the light that surrounds me, tomorrow

shine through me.

Soften my heart.

Thank you, Lord.


Dear God,

I surrender to you the day now over.

May only the love remain.

Take all else into the fire of your transformative


Release me, release others, from any effects of

my wrongmindedness or wrongdoing.

Dear God,

Return me to your light.

As I now give to You who I am, what I did, who

I loved, who I failed to love, please make all

things right.

Take all things.

May I continue to grow in Your light and love.

Tomorrow, may I be better.



April 23, 2010 Posted by | Prayers | , , , | Leave a comment