Friday, November 16, 2018

On Sleepless nights

God of peace and rest,
Dare we even talk about 
how we lay there at night 
unable to find the rest we long for?

Our minds race 
about what has been or 
what could be or 
what we can’t imagine will happen. 

Or our minds are quiet 
and the silence is deafening.

In the silence of the night 
everything that we’ve held back 
comes crashing through.
Instead of sleep 
we find anxiety.
The darkness feels like
it’s overtaking us.

Bring sleep, dear God, bring rest.
Calm our minds and our spirits.
Hold our burdens.
We give the past, present, and future for you to hold.
May your loving embrace warm and 
comfort us as we wait for rest.

This prayer was written by Chris Klein.


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