Lord, 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. Let our fears of the darkness of the world and our own lives rest in you. 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.