The Salesian custom of reciting night prayers (short or long) is indeed a nice way of summing up the day. Here in the Provincial house we normally say the short night prayers, with a decent amount of time for the various happening and events of the day.
No wonder why Don Bosco asked us to be unified with the Lord by offering our work to him right in the morning. Caught up with hundred and one things, the Lord is easily forgotten amidst the pile of papers and mails that we have to rummage through day in and day out. So in the morning with the prayers, meditation and Mass we offer all that we are upto to the Lord. In the evening wrap it up recollecting the day and once again offering it up to the Lord.
Of course, the efficacy of the short ejaculatory prayers is great!