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Sometimes we will be laying in bed, restless, and not able to sleep. While there are countless calming techniques that can be attempted, one way to bring your mind at peace is to start at your soul.
One such prayer that can be prayed over and over again, often focusing on your breath, is a prayer inspired by Psalm 31. The rest of the prayer is taken from the Golden Manual, a book of prayerful devotions from the mid-19th century.
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit. You have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth. I will sleep in peace, and take my rest.
It is a prayer of resignation, giving to God everything that you are and allowing him to grant you a peaceful night’s sleep.
If you find yourself laying in bed and wondering what to do, try praying this short prayer and letting yourself rest under the watchful care of God, your Heavenly Father.
Pray this night prayer of St. Augustine when trying to fall asleep