Quiet of the Evening gift us with the blessing of true rest, the renewal of inspiring dreams, the grace of healing sleep. Quiet of the Evening bless and watch over those who must be awake this night, making the world a safer place, tending the ill, and wrestling with illness. Guide them through the night and help them meet a welcome rest when day shines again. Quiet of the Evening help us cherish this peace, this silence, this spaciousness that lets sorrow be and recover, that lets joy be and renew the spirit, that lets us enter Mystery and Wonder once again. May we carry the blessings of this night into the blessings of tomorrow, sharing them with one another however we can. Amen.