Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics
         
         
   

Prayer at Eventide

Abide with us,
O most blessed and merciful Saviour,
for it is toward evening and the day is far spent.
As long as thou art present with us,
we are in the light.
When thou art present all is brightness,
all is sweetness.
We discourse with thee,
watch with thee,
live with thee,
and lie down with thee.
Abide then with us,
O thou whom our soul loveth,
thou Sun of righteousness with healing under thy wings
arise in our hearts;
make thy light then to shine in darkness
as a perfect day in the dead of night. Amen.

Henry Vaughan (1621-1695)