Night Prayer of a New Zealand Prayer Book

Night Prayer of a New Zealand Prayer Book
Loose Ends (mono print) by Polly Castor

Loose Ends (mono print) by Polly Castor

it is night.

The night is for stillness.
Let us be still in the presence of God.

It is night after a long day.
What has been done has been done;
what has not been done has not been done;
let it be.

The night is dark.
Let our fears of the darkness of the world and of our own lives
rest in you.

The night is quiet.
Let the quietness of your peace enfold us,
all dear to us,
and all who have no peace.

The night heralds the dawn.
Let us look expectantly to a new day,
new joys,
new possibilities.

In your name we pray.

Brittle Enthusiasm (pastel)by Polly Castor

Brittle Enthusiasm (pastel)by Polly Castor

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. Jane Ellingwood 7 years ago

    Hi, Polly, I love this prayer and your artwork. It was good seeing you last night at Byrd’s Books. Jane

  2. Cheryl 7 years ago

    Fabulous artwork! You are so talented. The Night Prayer is wonderful too. Thank you for sharing.


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