God, with my mind fixed on going to bed at the end of this long day, I have prepared my body for this goal. I’ve brushed my teeth, washed my face, climbed into cozy pajamas, and crawled under the blankets on my bed. Now, I pause and prepare my soul through prayer, meditation, petitions, and praise; and I also pause to listen.
I trust you hear this prayer, O God, you who is so close. Am I listening and willing to hear from you? This is my evening contemplation.