nasa-140304_1920Eternal God,
The hours both of day and night are yours,
And to you the darkness is no threat.

Be present, we pray,
with those who labour in the hours of night,
Especially those who watch and work on behalf of others.
Grant them diligence in their watching,
Faithfulness in their service,
Courage in danger,
And competence in emergencies.

Help them to meet the needs of others
With confidence and compassion;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.