Cleanse my soul O Lord, I beseech thee, from whatever is offensive to thee,
and hurtful to me, and give me what is convenient for me.
Watch over me this night, and give me comfortable and sweet sleep to fit me for the service of the day following.
Let my soul watch for the coming of the Lord Jesus; let my bed put me in mind of my grave, and my rising from there of my last resurrection;
O heavenly Father, so frame this heart of mine, that I may ever delight to live according to thy will and command, in holiness and righteousness before thee all the days of my life.
—George Washington, Wednesday Evening Prayer from his daily prayer journal