Who Closes My Eyes: A Blessing At Bedtime

(From http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jewish-bedtime-prayers)

Praised are You, Adonai, our God, Ruler of the universe, who closes my eyes in sleep, my eyelids in slumber.

May it be Your will, Adonai, My God and the God of my ancestors, to lie me down in peace and then to raise me up in peace.

Let no disturbing thoughts upset me, no evil dreams nor troubling fantasies.

May my bed be complete and whole in Your sight.

Grant me light so that I do not sleep the sleep of death, for it is You who illumines and enlightens.

Praised are You, Adonai, whose majesty gives light to the universe.

Mother and Father

(Laurie H.)
Mother, guide me.
Mother, hide me.
Mother, mold me.
Mother, hold me.

Mother, teach me.
Mother, reach me.
Mother, show me.
Mother, know me.

Father, protect me from
all that I’ve yet to learn.
Father, have pride in me.
Father, see light in me.
Father, give strength to me
for what I need to see.
Father, take care of me.
Father, be there for me.

May Your Journey

(Mz imani)

May your journeys be safe.
May your worries be few.
May the gods always watch over you.

May you grow like a flower
straight toward the light,
grounded in the mother earth.

May we grow like a forest
straight toward the light,
grounded in the mother earth.

We Glorify Thy Name

We glorify thy name.
Raise us from the denseness of the earth.

We’re opening up our hearts
to divine beauty all around us.
We sing in thy name.
We dance in thy name.

Light around us. Light within us.