A good-night prayer

This is the third weekend in a row that I'll be out of town. The destination this weekend is the wedding of a good friend of ours. I'm racing around (as usual) trying to get packed so as to fit in at least 3-4 hours of sleep before departing pre-sunrise. I'm telling myself there is time for nothing other than packing. Since, however, there seemed to be time to eat ice cream directly from the carton a few minutes ago, I figure there is time to add something of substance to this blog.

A week or so ago I mentioned that I'd like to include prayers on here from time to time. It is nighttime now so I will add a nighttime prayer. It is from the "Liturgy of the Hours."

Protect us, Lord, as we stay awake; watch over us as we sleep, that awake, we may keep watch with Christ, and asleep, rest in his peace, allelulia.