Almighty God, you who are eager to find and to hold each one us,
we call out to you as the darkness of night begins to surround us.
May the light you so freely give remain within us and before us
even in the deepest depths of the coming night.
You who reach for us and bend toward us as we grope around
the dim edges of life sustain us and keep us.
Hold us this night and every night ‘til the morning comes
and we find ourselves bathed in your glorious light forevermore.