Praise the Lord, O my soul:
and all that is within me, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the Lord, O my soul:
and forget not all his benefits.
3 Who forgives all your sin:
and heals all your infirmities,
4 Who redeems your life from the Pit:
and crowns you with mercy and compassion.
5 Who satisfies your being with good things:
so that your youth is renewed like an eagle's.
Be open to the night…
Pray with open hand, not with clenched fist…
Shapes loom out of the darkness, uncertain and unclear: but the hooded stranger on horseback emerging from the mist need not be assumed to be the bearer of ill…
The night is large and full of wonders…
Jim Cotter Prayer at Night, A Book for the Darkness. p 64