The typical schedule for the Divine Hours follows a three-hour pattern, with prayers at 6:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., noon, 3:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. In addition, there are evening prayers and morning prayers outside of these times.
R. A. Torrey notes that Jesus prayed early in the morning as well as all night, that he prayed both before and after the great events of his life, and that he prayed “when life was unusually busy”.
Why pray at midnight? Midnight (between 12:00am – 3:00am) is known to be the most spiritually active period of the day. You will notice that dreams, revelations, attacks, visitations from the spirit world (both by angels and demonic powers) often come at this time, especially when you are sleeping.
Dear God, as I lay me down to sleep, relax the tension of my body; calm the restlessness of my mind; still the thoughts which worry and perplex me. Help me to rest myself and all my problems in your strong and loving arms.
According to sleep specialists, most people actually wake up about 6 times per night, and one of those is usually around 2 or 3 am, depending on when they hit the hay. They also say that waking up at that time is just a sign that we have shifted from deep sleep to a lighter sleep where our brains are more active.
From the time of the early Church, the practice of seven fixed prayer times have been taught; in Apostolic Tradition, Hippolytus instructed Christians to pray seven times a day “on rising, at the lighting of the evening lamp, at bedtime, at midnight” and “the third, sixth and ninth hours of the day, being hours …
Loving God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, lend skill to the hands of my healers, and bless the means used for my cure. Give me such confidence in the power of your grace, that even when I am afraid, I may put my whole trust in you; through our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
The prayer of protection. The prayer of transformation. The prayer of restoration.
There are 3(three) times at which the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) forbade us to pray: When the sun has clearly started to rise until it is fully risen; When it is directly overhead at midday until it has passed its zenith/highest point; and. When the sun becomes pale and starts to set until it has fully set.”
Praying at night will calm the spirit and purify the soul, the sermon will say before inviting worshippers to call upon God to bless them by helping them become someone who stands for night prayers. “May Allah bless me and bless you with the Noble Qur’an and with the Way (Sunnah) of His Noble Prophet.”
The prayer of protection. The prayer of transformation. The prayer of restoration. These prayers will help you discover a way of life empowered with the presence of God.
And he says God is quite OK with it. “When I pray, sometimes I fall asleep,” the 80-year-old pontiff said this week on the Italian TV station TV2000. “Saint Teresina of the Baby Jesus also did so. She used to say that the Lord, God, the Father, likes it when somebody falls asleep.”
Dear God, as I lay me down to sleep, relax the tension of my body; calm the restlessness of my mind; still the thoughts which worry and perplex me.
One of the most important 2-hour intervals is between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m., which is when the liver is believed to be cleansing the blood.
The biological phenomenon is known as “gaze detection” or “gaze perception.” Neurological studies have found that the brain cells that initiate this response are very precise. If someone turns their gaze off of you by turning just a few degrees to their left or right, that eerie feeling quickly fades.
If you wake up at 3 a.m. or another time and can’t fall right back asleep, it may be for several reasons. These include lighter sleep cycles, stress, or underlying health conditions. Your 3 a.m. awakenings may occur infrequently and be nothing serious, but regular nights like this could be a sign of insomnia.
God calls us to be still and to know Him. To listen to what He has to say to you. I am learning that at 3 am, when everything is quiet and calm, it’s the easiest time to hear God.
Lighting a candle for someone is a way to both extend your prayers and show solidarity with the person the prayer is being made on behalf of. The faithful also light candles as a sign of gratitude to God for answered prayers. Many of these candles are traditionally made of beeswax, and there is a reason for this.
Praying Three Times a Day (What the Bible Says) – The Biblical Foundation.
Psalm 103:2-3 NKJV
Bless the Lord O my soul and forget not all His benefits; Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases.
I come before you, oh Lord, and drink in this moment of peace, that I may carry something of your hope, love, and joy today in my heart. Lord, grant me tenacious winsome courage as I go through this day. When I am tempted to give up, help me to keep going. Grant me a cheerful spirit when things don’t go my way.