Let my soul be at rest again,
for the Lord has been good to me.
I find it so funny how kids can pass out in almost any place if they are tired enough? I wish I had mastered that life skill! Especially lately when the days are so long and by the time I crawl into bed it takes a while for my brain to stop spinning. I wrote this for myself, and my fellow sleep-deprived friends, may we always take comfort know we can find rest for our worn-out souls.
A Prayer for Sleepless Nights
I’m awake again, it’s just so hard to find rest, and You know why.
Lord, as I stare into an inky night, would You fill the corners of my weary heart with your love.
Anchor my wandering mind with Your still small voice.
Teach me to see You in the gray places, in the parts of my story that are hard to face, and send my fears out to sea.
Sing an anthem of peace over my worries, so that I may truly find rest.
The days have been long and it’s hard for me to get quiet, but You refresh me.
Your goodness and kindness overwhelm me.
I’ll keep thinking about You and all the beauty You have poured into my life.
I’ll begin again with strength, because You are always with me.
This night will pass and I’ll chase joy at daybreak.
When I rise, hope will be my song—I’ll hum it all day long.