Dear Lord,

For the third day, the baby has arisen at 4 a.m.

Our mingled communion of exhaustion and hunger is exhausting and endearing.

I pray that she will go back to sleep.

I also ask for your blessing and consolation on those also awake in the night:

shift workers

insomniacs

Early risers

late-to-bedders

Those with no comfortable place to sleep

The ones who have received middle of the night calls

Those keep your holy hours

Your nocturnal animals

 

All move and breathe in you.

 

amen

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