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RESTful API — большая ложь

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От переводчика:
Я впервые попробовал перевести статью такого объёма и IT-тематики, с радостью прочту ваши комментарии и замечания.

Что же касается самой статьи: я не согласен с автором как минимум потому, что, по сути, он заменяет REST на… REST (!!!), но немного в другом обрамлении.

Однако, не смотря на то, что в статье преподносится много очевидных вещей, мне она показалась достойной обсуждения на Хабре.

Почему Вам стоит похоронить эту популярную технологию

RESTful api — это чудесно, ведь так?

Если за последние 10 лет Вы читали резюме веб-разработчиков, то Вам простительно думать, что RESTful API — это некое божественное дарование, сошедшее к нам с небес.

REST API используется повсюду, даже маркетологи постоянно упоминают о нём в материалах, предназначенных сугубо для руководства или персонала.

Так на сколько всё же хороша идея REST API? Перед тем как мы разберемся с этим вопросом, давайте посмотрим откуда растут корни…

Откуда вообще взялся REST?

Данная технология стала популярной, когда она была подробно описана и представлена Роем Филдингом в его докторской диссертации под названием Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures в 2000 году. Рой известен своими вкладами в развитие веба, в особенности HTTP.

Так что же такое RESTful API?

REST — это стиль архитектуры программного обеспечения для построения распределенных масштабируемых веб-сервисов. Рой выступал за использование стандартных HTTP методов так, чтобы придавать запросам определённый смысл.

Таким образом, данные HTTP-запросы будут иметь различный смысловую нагрузку в REST:

  • GET /object/list
  • POST /object/list
  • PUT /object/list

Выше только некоторые виды запросов, а вот весь их список: CONNECT, DELETE, GET, HEAD, OPTIONS, PATCH, POST, PUT, TRACE.

Если вы даже не слышали о некоторых из них — не беда, так как есть методы, которые практически никогда не поддерживаются ни клиентским, ни серверным приложением. Рой также утверждал, что HTTP-коды ответов помогут в определении смысла самих ответов. Существует около 38 кодов ответа и ниже вы можете увидеть их список.

Названия некоторых я немного сократил для удобства: Итак, одна транзакция по такому API будет состоять, как минимум, из следующего:

  • Метод запроса, например, GET
  • Путь запроса, например, /object/list
  • Тело запроса, например, форма
  • Код ответа, например, 200 ОК
  • Тело ответа, например, данные в формате JSON

Многие положительно отнеслись к такой парадигме и стали использовать её в разработке веб-сервисов с использованием HTTP. Это и есть то, что мы называем RESTful API. Кстати, транзакция может быть более сложной и причины этому мы еще обсудим. Однако мы опустим те усложняющие факторы, которые связаны с сетями и кешированием, так как эти вопросы актуальны и для других технологий.

На самом деле RESTful API довольно ужасно

REST является отличным механизмом для многих вещей, например, таких как получение контента, и он отслужил нам верой и правдой почти 20 лет. Однако, настало время раскрыть глаза и признать, что концепция RESTful API является одной из худших идей, когда-либо существовавших в веб-разработке.

Нет, я не спорю, Рой — отличный парень и, конечно же, у него было множество классных идей… Тем не менее, я не уверен, что RESTful API попадает в их список.

Вскоре мы посмотрим на другое, более правильное решение для построения API, но, перед тем как сделать это, нам следует понять 5 главных проблем RESTful API, которые делают его дорогим, уязвимым к ошибкам и неудобным. Начнём!

Проблема №1: До сих пор нет общего согласования того, что такое RESTful API

Вряд ли кто-то задумывался над тем почему эта технология называется именно «RESTful», а не «RESTpure»? (прим. переводчика: pure — чёткий, понятный) А потому что никто не может определиться с тем, что из себя представляют все методы запроса, коды ответа, тела и т.д.

Например, когда мы должны использовать код 200 ОК? Можем ли мы использовать его для подтверждения успешного апдейта записи, или нам стоит использовать код 201 Created? Судя по всему, нужно использовать код 250 Updated, однако его не существует.

И еще, кто-нибудь может объяснить что означает код 417 Expectation failed?! Кто-нибудь кроме Роя, конечно.

Словарь HTTP методов и кодов слишком расплывчатый и неполный, чтобы прийти наконец к единым определениям. Нет никого, если я не ошибаюсь, кто нашел единый, общий порядок и призвал остальных его соблюдать. То, что подразумевается под 200 ОК в одной компании может обозначать вовсе иную информацию в другой, что делает обсуждаемую технологию непредсказуемой.

Если бы это было единственной проблемой, то я, наверное, смирился бы и продолжал писать RESTful API по сей день. Однако, наш список только раскрывается…

Проблема №2: Словарь REST поддерживается не полностью

Даже если бы мы решили первую проблему, то столкнулись бы со следующей, практической: большинство клиентских и серверных приложений поддерживают не все коды ответа и, собственно, глаголы, означающие HTTP-методы.

Например, большинство браузеров имеют ограниченную поддержку PUT и DELETE.

Как же мы с этим справляемся? Одним из способов является вставка глагола, обозначающего нужный метод, в отправляемую форму.

Это значит, что в данном случае запрос включает в себя:

  • Метод HTTP запроса, например, POST
  • Адрес запроса, например, /object/list
  • Метод, который мы на самом деле подразумеваем, например, DELETE
  • Тело запроса, например, данные из формы

Ситуация с кодами ответа не лучше. Разные браузеры (и серверные приложения тоже) часто понимают эти коды по-разному. Например, получив код 307 Temporary redirect, один браузер может позволить пользовательскому скрипту рассмотреть этот ответ и отменить действие до его выполнения. Другой браузер может просто напросто запретить скрипту делать что-либо. На самом деле, единственными кодами, обработки которых можно не бояться, являются 200 ОК и 500 Internal server error. В остальных же случаях поддержка ответов варьируется от «довольно хорошей» до «просто ужасной». Именно по-этому нам часто приходится дополнять тело ответа кодом, который мы на самом деле подразумевали. Даже если мы всё же смогли бы согласовать всё вышеописанное, а еще магическим образом пофиксили всё подключённое к интернету, но не приспособленное к REST программное обеспечение — мы всё равно столкнёмся с очередной проблемой.

Проблема №3: Словарь REST недостаточно насыщен

Словарь, состоящий только из HTTP методов и кодов ответа, является слишком ограниченным для эффективной передачи и приёма разнообразной информации, необходимой всем приложениям. Представьте, что мы создали приложение, из которого мы хотим отправить клиенту ответ «render complete».

К сожалению, мы не можем сделать это с помощью HTTP кодов, так как, во-первых, такого кода не существует, а во-вторых мы не можем его создать, так как HTTP — не расширяемый. Минутка разочарования. Думаю нам снова придётся вставлять то, что мы подразумеваем в тело ответа.

Также проблема в том, что у нас не один словарь, у нас их три! Коды ответов — это числовые значения (200, 201, 500), которые отличаются от представления методов запроса (GET, POST, PUT и т.д.), а тело ответа и вовсе в формате JSON.

Выполнение REST транзакций — это как отправка письма на английском языке в Китай и получение оттуда ответа морзянкой. Все эти сложности являются крупным источником путаницы и ошибок. Вот мы и перешли к следующей глобальной проблеме: дебаггинг.

Проблема №4: RESTful API очень трудно дебажить

Если Вы когда-то работали с REST API, то Вы наверняка в курсе, что его почти невозможно дебажить.

Для того, чтобы понять то, что происходит во время транзакции, нам приходится просматривать сразу 7 мест:

  • Метод HTTP запроса, например, POST
  • Адрес запроса, например, /object/list
  • Метод, который мы на самом деле подразумеваем (в теле запроса), например, DELETE
  • Собственно, тело запроса, например, данные из формы
  • Код ответа, например, 200 ОК
  • Код, который мы подразумевали (в теле ответа), например, 206 Partial Content
  • Собственно, тело ответа

Так вот теперь у нас не только два сильно ограниченных словаря, так еще и 7 разных точек в которых может крыться ошибка. Единственное, что могло бы еще более усугубить ситуацию — это если бы технология REST была полностью привязана к одному протоколу и было бы невозможно использовать какой-либо другой канал связи. Собственно, так и есть, и это — наша следующая большая проблема!

Проблема №5: Как правило, RESTful API привязаны к протоколу HTTP

RESTful API в дребезги разбивает один из фундаментальных законов о хорошей связи: содержимое сообщения должно быть абсолютно независимо от канала передачи. Их смешивание — это путь к сплошной путанице.

Постоянное переплетение HTTP протокола и передаваемой информации полностью лишает нас возможности переноса RESTful API на другие каналы связи.

Портирование RESTfulAPI с HTTP на какой-либо другой протокол передачи данных требует полного распутывания и реструктуризации информации из семи разных точек, о которых мы говорили ранее.

К счастью, есть хорошее решение, которое позволяет избежать либо минимизировать все проблемы RESTful API. Встречайте!

Шаг вперёд: JSON-pure API

JSON-pure API справляется с большинством проблем, которые мы только что рассмотрели.

  • Использует только один метод для передачи данных — обычно POST для HTTP и SEND в случае использования Web Sockets
  • Механизм передачи и содержимое запроса полностью независимы. Все ошибки, предупреждения и данные передаются в теле запроса, в формате JSON
  • Используется лишь один код ответа, чтобы подтвердить успешную передачу, обычно это 200 ОК
  • Механизм передачи и содержимое ответа полностью независимы. Все ошибки, предупреждения и данные передаются в теле ответа, в формате JSON
  • Гораздо проще дебажить, ведь все данные находятся в одном месте в легко-читаемом формате JSON
  • Легко перенести на любой канал связи, например, HTTP/S, WebSockets, XMPP, telnet, SFTP, SCP, or SSH

JSON-pure API появилось в следствии осознания разработчиками того факта, что RESTful API не особо дружелюбно к браузерам и самим разработчикам. Разделение сообщения и способа передачи делает JSON-pure API быстрым, надежным, простым в использовании, портировании и поиске ошибок. Сегодня, если нам понадобится, например, использовать API Твиттера, то мазохисты выберут RESTful API. Остальные же обратятся к JSON-pure API, или, как его еще называют, «Web API». За последние десять лет меня не раз просили использовать RESTful вместо JSON-pure. Крайний раз, когда мне чуть было не пришлось поддерживать RESTful API, был в 2011 году. К моему счастью, бэк-енд команда согласилась параллельно с RESTful запустить JSON-pure API, просто перенеся все свои методы и коды в JSON. Спустя несколько месяцев все мои знакомые, ранее использовавшие RESTful, перешли на JSON-pure, осознав, что это гораздо удобнее.

Оригинал статьи: mmikowski.github.io/

Michael S. Mikowski

  • web-разработка
  • api
  • REST
  • перевод

Источник: https://habr.com/post/265845/

8 Prayers to Pray Each Day of Holy Week

Prayer For Restful Holiday

  • Rachel Marie Stone
  • 2016Mar 18

I’m embarrassed to admit it, but this year I’ve been thinking of Holy Week less in terms of the passion of Jesus Christ and more in terms of “spring break.”

It’s not that I’ve got any spectacular vacation plans. It’s just that my children and I will be off from school (I’m a teacher), the days will grow longer and warmer, and the bulbs I planted in the garden last year will poke their green leaves the earth and blossom to the sun.

So I’m approaching Holy Week feeling unprepared, and not just because I have no idea what I’m going to make for Easter dinner. I’ve spent more Sundays in Lent at home sick – or home with sick children – than I’ve been in church. I’m soul-weary after months of winter and darkness and stress.

But perhaps this isn’t such a bad way to enter Holy Week – tired and unprepared, hungry for a new beginning, eager for the light to shine in the darkness. Even if, me, you feel you haven’t quite lived into the penitential season of Lent, it’s not too late to begin walking toward resurrection morning.

Here are eight prayers to take you – and me – through Holy Week. There’s one for each day, beginning with Palm Sunday, and each of them is one of traditional Scripture readings given to that day in church lectionaries.

Palm Sunday Prayer

Matthew 21:1-11; Psa 118:1-2; Psa 118:19-29

Lord God,I give you thanks, for you are good, and your mercy is endless.Here I stand, at the start of this holy week,This week in which your church remembers Jesus’ passion and death,And I am distracted by many things.Turn my eyes now to the One who comes in your nameThe one who opens the gates of righteousnessThe one who answers when we call.

I bless you, Lord, for shining your light upon me,And for sending your son to us, in human frailty.To walk the road we walk.Open my eyes that I may see him coming,And may praise him with a pure heart.And may walk in the way of his suffering,And share also in his resurrection.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.

Amen.

Monday — Holy Week Prayer

Matthew 21:10-17; John 12:1-8

Lord God,Six days before his death, your son sat with Lazarus,Whom he had raised from the dead,And ate dinner with his friends.Once again, your gospel tells us, Martha served,And Mary knelt at Jesus’ feetTo anoint them with costly perfume.The disciple who was about to betray himSaid that it was a waste.

He didn’t care about the poor, really –He just wanted to fill his own pocketsAnd make Mary feel ashamed.Lord God,Often we cannot discern what is best:When to pour out costly perfume for your sake,Even if the world thinks it a waste.When to be busy serving,Or when to rest at your Son’s feet and learn.Give us ears to hear you and eyes to see.

For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Tuesday — Holy Week Prayer

Matthew 26:36-46; Hebrews 5:7-9

Lord God,The message of the cross is difficult to take.How can death give way to life? How can weakness be strength?Yet your word says that Jesus, being God,Took on human fleshAnd suffered the worst kind of death.How can this be?This message is indeed difficult to take.

But your foolishness is wiser than our wisdom.Your weakness is greater than our strength.Help us to know that none of us can boast before you.It is only in Christ Jesus that we can boast.In his name, we ask you to help our unbelief.That we may love you, and walk in the way Jesus taught us.

In his name,

Amen.

Wednesday — Holy Week Prayer

Matthew 26:27-56; 1 Corinthians 1:18

Lord God,We tremble to thinkThat it was one of Jesus’ own friends who betrayed him.One who sat by him, who broke bread with him.

Give us strength, we pray,To walk faithfully with Jesus,Even when the road we walk is rockyEven when the message of the cross seems foolishnessAnd even when we feel betrayed.You, Lord, are always faithful.We stumble, we become lost,But you are steady and sure.

Give us the grace to endure our troubles,And reveal to us the glory of your kingdom,Through your son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

John 13:1-17; John 13:34-35

Lord God,You sent your Son into the world,And before his hour had come,He washed his disciples’ feet.You had given all things into his hands.He had come from you, and was going to you,And what did he do?He knelt down on the floor,And washed his friends’ feet.He was their teacher and their Lord,Yet he washed their feet.

Lord God, help us learn from his example;Help us to do as he has done for us.The world will know we are his disciplesIf we love one another.Strengthen our hands and our wills for loveAnd for service.Keep before our eyes the image of your Son,Who, being God, became a Servant for our sake.

All glory be to him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,One God, now and forever.

Amen.

Friday (Good Friday) — Holy Week Prayer

John 18:1-40, John 19:1-42; Isaiah 52:13-15; Isaiah 53:1-12; Hebrews 10:16-25; Psa 22

Lord God,Jesus cried out to you on the cross,“Why have you forsaken me?”You seemed so far from his cryAnd from his distress.Those who stood at the foot of the crossWondered where you were,As they saw Jesus mocked and shamed and killed.

Where were you then?Lord God,We, too, ask where you are,When there is trouble and suffering and death,And we cry out to you for help.Be near to us, and save usSo that we may praise you for your deliverance.

Lord God,We wait, on Friday, for the resurrection of SundayAnd sometimes our lives seem a succession of FridaysAnd we cannot see what is “Good.”Teach us to call your nameAs Jesus did.Make us to trust in you little children.In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

Saturday (Holy Saturday) — Holy Week Prayer

Matthew 17:1-6; Lamentations 3:1-9, Lamentations 3:19-24

Lord God,On the Sabbath,Jesus rested.He was in the grave.He had finished his work.To most people’s eyes,It looked as if it were all over.He was dead and buried.

But only as a seed dies when it is planted in the earth,Not to decay, but to spring to new life.

Teach us to take refuge in you when we are afraidTeach us that death is not our endTeach us to hope always in youAnd in the resurrection, the making of all thingsNew.Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Amen.

Sunday — (Easter/Resurrection Sunday) — Holy Week Prayer

Matthew 28; Revelation 5:11-14; Psa 118:1-2; Psa 118:14-24

Lord God,You loved this world so much,That you gave your one and only Son,That we might be called your children too.Lord, help us to live in the gladness and graceOf Easter Sunday, everyday.

Let us have hearts of thankfulnessFor your sacrifice.Let us have eyes that look uponYour grace and rejoice in our salvation.Help us to walk in that mighty graceAnd tell your good news to the world.

All for your glory do we pray, Lord,

Amen.

This article is part of our larger Prayers resource meant to inspire and encourage your prayer life when you face uncertain times. Visit our most popular prayers if you are wondering how to pray or what to pray. Remember, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us and God knows your heart even if you can't find the words to pray.

A Daily Morning Prayer
A Prayer for When You're Overwhelmed by Fear
A Prayer for a Broken Heart
A Prayer for Worry
A Prayer for First Thing in the Morning

A Prayer for When You Don't Know What to Do

Rachel Marie Stone is a regular columnist for The Englewood Review of Books and has contributed to Christianity Today, InTouch, OnFaith, Books and Culture, The Christian Century, and Sojourners, among other publications.

Her first book, Eat With Joy: Redeeming God's Gift of Food, won the CT Book Award for Christian Living. She is also the author of The Unexpected Way, a book about the Gospels for children. Rachel lives near Philadelphia with her husband and two sons.

You can find her blogging on food, family, faith, and justice at Patheos and follow her on at @Rachel_M_Stone.

This article is part of our larger Holy Week and Easter resource library centered around the events leading up to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We hope these articles help you understand the meaning and story behind important Christian holidays and dates and encourage you as you take time to reflect on all that God has done for us through his son Jesus Christ!

Holy Week, Passion Week Timeline
What is Lent?
What is Palm Sunday?
What is Ash Wednesday?
What is Maundy Thursday?
What is Passover?
What is Good Friday?
What is Easter
Holy Week and Easter Prayers
What are Pentecost and Shavout?

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Источник: https://www.ibelieve.com/faith/8-prayers-to-pray-each-day-of-holy-week.html

Holiday Prayers

Prayer For Restful Holiday

Here we have a huge collection of Holiday prayers for Christmas and Thanksgiving. There are also prayers for baptism and birthdays listed below.

Look to the sidebar for links for prayers for more special days.

Christmas Prayers

Almighty God, eternal Father, I thank TheeThat Thou didst so love the worldAs to give Thine only begotten Son,That whosoever believeth in HimShould not perish,

But have everlasting life.

I thank Thee for the manifestationOf the Son of God in the flesh.I thank Thee that he is not only

The Savior of the world, but also my Savior.

I thank Thee that Thou hast givenMe part in the great blessings whichThy Son has brought into the world

As the Savior of men.

Grant unto me now the preciousGift of faith whereby I may knowThat the Son of God is come,

That I may have part in His redemption.

I thank Thee, O blessed Jesus,That Thou didst take upon ThyselfThe nature of sinful man;That Thou didst make a full satisfaction

For all my sins, and didst reconcile me to the Father.

I thank Thee for the great joy which Thy comingInto the world has brought to mankind.O blessed Jesus, I thank TheeThat Thou didst become a little child,So that we might become children of God.I pray that Thou mayest also be bornIn my poor heart.

Grant me a child faithAnd unite me with Thyself by the power of Thy grace.Let the Sun of Righteousness arise in my soul,With healings in His wings.Make me a true child of God,And an heir of life eternal.O Lord God, let the gladTidings of salvation be diffusedThroughout the whole world.

Hasten the time when the knowledge of

Jesus shall cover the whole earth.

O bless Thy people this day.Bless all, great and small, who now rejoiceIn the birth of Jesus.Help all to receive the newbornKing with open hearts, and to joinIn the song of the angels:“Glory to God in the highest;Peace on earth, good will to men.”All of which I ask for His name’s sake.

Amen!

May today there be Peace within.May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the loveThat has been given you.

May you be content knowing that you are a child of God!Let His presence settle into your bones, and allow your soulThe freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and every one of us!

Thanksgiving Psalms from the Dead Sea Scrolls

I will praise Thy worksWith songs of thanksgiving,Continually, from period to period,In the circuits of the day, and in its fixed order;With the coming of light from its sourceAnd at the turn of evening and the outgoing of lightAt the outgoing of darkness and the coming in of day,

Continually, in all the generations of time.

I am grateful, Heavenly Father,For Thou hast raised me to an eternal height

And I walk in the wonders of the plain.

Thou gavest me guidanceTo reach thine eternal company

From the depths of the earth.

Thou hast purified my bodyTo join the army of the angels of the earthAnd my spirit to reach

The congregation of the heavenly angels.

Thou gavest man eternityTo praise at dawn and duskThy works and wonders

In joyful song.

I thank Thee, Heavenly Father,Because Thou hast put meAt a source of running streams,At a living spring in a land of drought,Watering an eternal garden of wonders,The Tree of Life, mystery of mysteries,Growing everlasting branches for eternal plantingTo sink their roots into the stream of life

From an eternal source.

And Thou, Heavenly Father,Protect their fruitsWith the angels of the dayAnd of the nightAnd with flames of Eternal Light burning

Every way.

O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endureth forever.He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. Be Thou exalted,

O God, above the heavens: and Thy glory above all the earth. Amen!

For what we have received, O Lord, we are devoutly thankful. May it be health to our body,
as Thy presence is health to our souls. Amen!

Thou hast been very good to us, O Lord, through all our lives, and these are only the
latest of countless bounties. To Thee be thanksgiving and glory, world without end. Amen!

Lord, we thank Thee for this meal. We will again set about our tasks; and may it be with
the renewed sense of Thy loving presence and tender care. Amen!

We thank Thee, Jesus, our bountiful Provider, for what Thou hast given us.
As Thou hast fed us here, continue to feed us, we pray Thee, with the Bread of Life. Amen!

Read Christmas Bible Verses

“And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.”

[Matthew 2:11]

Click here to read more Christmas Bible Verses

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Almighty God, my Heavenly Father,I thank Thee that thou hast spared me to see the lightOf this interesting day. Frtom early childhood to thisMoment Thou hast watched over me and preserved me.Help me this day to remember Thy love and mercy.

Thy goodness has ever been new unto me.

In all times and seasons, in joyAnd in sorrow, Thou hast always been theSame gracious Father unto me. All my wantsHave been supplied. Help me now to be devoutlyThankful, and truly to love Thee. May Thy lovingKindness draw my heart ever nearer to Thee. Remind meThis day of the rapid flight of time, and so teach

Me to number my days that I may apply my heart unto wisdom.

Help me to remember that soon the days and years of this lifeWill be over. Help me so to live that when life’s end comes

I may render my account to Thee with joy, and not with grief.

Lord, abide with me. Comfort me when in sorrow, and helpMe to be thankful when in prosperity. Blessed Savior,Who art the Way, the Truth and the Life, help me toLove and serve Thee, that I may after this short life

Be fit for Life Everlasting, for Thy name’s sake. Amen!

Gracious God and Father, I thank TheeThis day that I was early made a member of Thy kingdomBy the holy sacrament of baptism. I thank Thee that I amNot my own, but belong to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ,

Who has made full satisfaction for all my sins.

I thank Thee that before I could know Thee, I was brought toThee in holy baptism, and that now I am in the covenant of grace.

I thank Thee for the promises given to those thus brought to Thee.

Help me to realize and renew the promises made in my behalfAt my baptism, and to confirm them by a holy life.Grant unto me ever the renewal of the Holy Ghost, and theForgiveness of sins, so that I may live unto Thee,

And not unto the world.

Ever guide my steps, that I may not wander away from Thee.I thank Thee, o Father, for the great blessings which I enjoyAs a member of the Church. Sanctify unto me the means ofGrace, that I may be fitted for Thy service here, and forThy glory hereafter. Guide me, O God, through this life,And bring me at last into Thy glorious kingdom in Heaven

in Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.

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9 Good Night Prayers for the Evening — Sleep Peacefully at Bedtime!

Prayer For Restful Holiday

Ending your day with prayer is a wonderful way to let go of stress and find peace before falling asleep. No matter what you faced today, talking to God through goodnight prayers will renew your faith. Evening prayer also helps you reflect on all the throughout your day and the ways that God has been present with you. 

Share these nine bedtime and evening prayers with your children, spouse and friends so they too can fall asleep feeling blessed and thankful! 

Goodnight Prayer for Blessings

Bless us with rest tonight, Jesus, and a good night’s sleep. Forgive us for the things we did today that did not honor you. Thank you for loving us so much and that you know us through and through.

We need your help every day, and we thank you for the strength you give and for helping us know that with you, even hard things are possible. Bless our family and our home, and keep us safe through the night.

May your angels guard us and watch over us, just you promised.

You've told us we are just sheep. And that you lead us and guard us a shepherd. You know our names, and you make us feel special and loved. When we hurt, you help us feel better.

Thank you, Jesus, for your good care and for giving us [mom/dad/parents/foster parents/pastors] to help. Thank you for the Bible, and for teaching us stuff in life that helps us grow. Bless the people in our world, and help them to know you love them, too.

Thank you for all the people who help us so much: teachers, doctors, policeman, and fireman—and so many more.

Thank you for your good plan for our lives. Help us to obey you and love you more and more. When we awake in the morning, put a smile on our face and your purpose in our hearts, ready to start a new day. We love you, Jesus. Good night. In Jesus's precious name, Amen. ~ ~ Rebecca Barlow Jordan

A Bedtime Prayer to Stop an Anxious Heart

Dear Lord, please help me trust You and empower me through Your Spirit to stop my emotions from bossing me around. I want to quit worrying about what might happen and focus on what has already happened by remembering and praising You for Your faithfulness in my life. In Jesus' Name, Amen. ~ Renee Swoop

Giving Thanks Evening Prayer

Dear God, we thank you tonight for the good day and for the special way you take care of us all the time. Thank you for the fun times outside and the quiet times inside, and for helping us learn new things every day.

Thank you for creating us special, exactly the way you wanted. Thank you for protecting us throughout the day. Forgive us for the wrong things we do.

Thank you for loving us even when we disobey or try to do things our way. Help us to always choose your way, God, because it’s always best.

We pray for all the people who don’t know you, and that they will come to understand your love for them, too.

Bless our family and thank you for good times together and apart. Bless our friends and those we love, including our grandparents, our aunts and uncles and cousins. Thank you for our home and a place to sleep and good food to eat.

Help us rest well, give us peaceful dreams, and send your angels around our home to protect us throughout the night. Teach us to trust you and to love you more and more. You are good; you are great; and you are faithful, God. And we love you. Good night.

In Jesus’s precious name, Amen. ~ Rebecca Barlow Jordan

A Short Night-time Prayer (2 Timothy 1:7)

For God’s not given me a spirit of fear,  But a spirit of love,  and of power, and a sound mind,

To live each day and glorify his name. 

Popular Child’s Bedtime Prayer, 18th Century

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake,

I pray the Lord my soul to take.

Alternative Version for Children: Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep, Watch and guard me through the night, and wake me with the morning light.

Amen.

A Beautiful Prayer to End the Day

Heavenly Father, my day is drawing to an end, and I'm ready to turn in. But before I do, I have to thank you for your faithfulness today. It's always a good day, even when things may not go the way I plan, or when the world seems in chaos, because you are in control.

For all the times when I was aware of your help today, all the times when your unseen presence seemed so near, thank you, God. But for all the ways you worked behind the scenes, unknown to me, moments when heaven-sent angels moved on my behalf in ways I'll never know, thank you for those also, Lord.

Forgive me for any foolish actions on my part today or things I did without first asking your blessing or wisdom. Those are moments I'd rather forget, but I'm so grateful for your forgiveness when I ask.

I never want to go to bed without clearing the air between us, Lord. Our friendship means too much, and your holiness deserves that. Thank you for loving me just as I am.

Your love compels me to give you my all and fills my heart with praise for the relationship we share because of Jesus.

As I close my eyes tonight, I'm praying for loved ones around me, for friends and those who need to know you, Lord. I'm praying that your love, the billions of stars in the night sky outside, will touch them and help them see who you really are. I pray for our world and those in it. I pray for their needs as well as my own.

Grant me a good night's sleep tonight, God, so that I can awake refreshed and ready to begin another day loving you. Thank you again for blessings so undeserved and too numerous to count.

I love being your child, and I long for the word «faithful» to describe my service to you, each day of every year. When I awake in the morning, may it be with a joyful smile, not a grumpy spirit.

May your protection and your presence bathe this place with peace and safety against the enemy. Good night, Lord. In Jesus's name, Amen. ~ Rebecca Barlow Jordan

Father, We Thank Thee

Father, we thank thee for the night, And for the pleasant morning light; For rest and food and loving care, And all that makes the day so fair. Help us to do the things we should, To be to others kind and good; In all we do, in work or play, To grow more loving every day.

— Rebecca Weston — 1890

Bedtime Prayer (song by Twila Paris)

Now I lay me down to sleep I pray dear Lord that you will keep Your eyes upon this sleeping world

Every little boy and girl

Bless the children far away The ones who don't know how to pray Those who are not feeling well

The little one the slipped and fell

Bless the puppy down the street The neighbors I have yet to meet

Bless my mom and dad especially

Just one more thing I'd to say Before I close another day I'd to thank you Lord for all the ways

That You bless me

Bless the child whose home is torn The babies who are not yet born Bless the ones who take your word
To all the hearts that have not heard

Bless all your children everywhere I hope they know how much you care Maybe someday I can go

And tell them that You love them so

Bless Grandma and my Grandpa too And all my friend and all they do

Bless every twig upon my family tree

Just one more thing I'll say to you I'm so amazed by all you do I'll thank you once again because it's true

That you bless me

The Examen (Evening Reflection)

Written by St. Ignatius Loyola, the Examen is a daily process for prayerfully reflecting on your day. 

1. Remember God’s presence.
Even after a trying day, God will quiet your soul as you remember His presence and intentionally seek to enter into it. Remember He’s with you. Invite Him to make Himself present to you. 

2. Respond to Him with thanks.
Giving thanks gives God glory and helps us look on the bright side of a bad day. What small blessings can you thank God for?

3. Reflect on how God showed Himself to you.
God reveals himself through scripture, but we also see glimpses of him in nature, events, and people.

Sometimes He shows up loudly through miraculous, divine intervention. Other times He shows Himself quietly through the beauty of a flower or an earnest conversation.

As you look back over your day, can you identify moments where you sensed God’s revelation or intervention? 

4. Repent of your failings.
I don’t recognizing my own sin, but repentance is key to continual renewal in our relationship with God.As you reflect on your day, remember specific points where you failed. Bring your shortcomings before God and ask Him to forgive you.  

5. Resolve to grow. 
God is in the business of changing us, so don’t let your failings discourage or define you. His mercies are always new. Accept His forgiveness. Ask Him for grace to change. Is there anything you need to make right or anyone you need to apologize to? What can you do differently tomorrow?

Do you have a favorite goodnight prayer you use at bedtime? One that your parents taught you or that you are teaching your children? Share it with our community in the comments below!

This article is part of our larger Prayers resource meant to inspire and encourage your prayer life when you face uncertain times. Visit our most popular prayers if you are wondering how to pray or what to pray. Remember, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us and God knows your heart even if you can't find the words to pray.

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Prayer for Strength
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Good Night Prayers
The Prayer of Jabez
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The Prayer of St Francis
Serenity Prayer
A Birthday Prayer
Sinner’s Prayer
Prayer for Forgiveness
Prayer for Guidance
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