(Silence for reflection)

 Leader: The Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and peace at the last.

 Scouts and Scouters: Amen.

 Leader: It is good to give thanks to the Lord,

 Scouts: To sing praise to Your name, 0 Most High;

 Leader: To herald Your love in the morning,

 Scouts: Your truth at the close of day.

 (Sing a hymn appropriate for the evening)

 The Confession

 Leader:  Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and one another. (Silence for self-examination)

 Leader:  Holy and gracious God,

 Scouts: I confess that I have sinned against You this day. Some of my sins I know- the thoughts and words and deeds of which I am ashamed- but some is known only to You. In the name of Jesus Christ I ask forgiveness. Deliver and restore me, that I may rest in peace.

 Leader: By the mercy of God we are united with Jesus Christ, and in Him we are forgiven. We rest now in His peace and rise in the morning to serve Him.

 A Psalm

 (Psalm 95 or 23)

 The Lesson

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27 NIV)

 The Meditation

A meditation may be shared or it may be omitted.



Leader: Hear our prayer, 0 Lord;

Scouts:  listen to our cry.

Leader:  Keep us as the apple of Your eye;

Scouts: hide us in the shadow of Your wings.

Leader: In righteousness we shall see You;

Scouts: when we awake, Your presence will give us joy.

All: Be present, merciful God, and protect us through the hours of the night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of life may find our rest in You through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

 The Lord's Prayer

 The Benediction

 Leader: The almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, bless us and keep us.

Scouts: Amen.