At night, Welcoming God, when I can’t sleep, is that you?
Are you waking me up so I can pray for someone, with more attention than in the daytime?
Should I be examining a flaw I have rushed past during the day, as I answer email and go to meetings?
Is it time to set down some clawing unease,
some unforgiven person – or unforgiven part of myself?
Is it time to pray for the world, divided, on fire, flooded, still full of injustice?
Is a far away friend or loved one wakeful, and I’m joining them across the distance?
I’m listening, God, and thankful for your company in the night. Amen.
Mary Austin is the pastor of Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, a multi-cultural church in the Washington, DC area. The image above is via Pexels, by Alex Green.
RevGalBlogPals encourages you to share our blog posts via email or social media. We do not grant permission to cut-and-paste prayers and articles without a link back. For permission to use material in paper publications, please email revgalblogpals at gmail dot com.
4 thoughts on “Wednesday Prayer”
Having just come through 2 sleepless nights this prayer is a wonderful gift; a reminder to always turn to God. Thank you.
Carolyn, I hope sleep is coming your way soon!
LikeLiked by 1 person
I’ve had insomnia since I was a child, and am finally fighting it with medication (something I long held off and that is not a perfect solution) Thank you so much for this prayer.
I hope you’ll be having restful sleep soon. I’m grateful for all of your prayers!