It is in sleeping that my body is refreshed.
It is in letting go that my soul is revived.
It is in dying that I am born anew.
Bless to me my sleeping, O God, bless me to my letting go,
Bless me to my dying, that tonight I may enter Your stillness,
That tomorrow I may awake renewed,
That in the end I may be fully alive to You.
Tonight, tomorrow and always, O God,
May I be truly alive to You.
-John Philip Newell