Dear Father,
When this body yearns for sleep,
May I find my rest in You.
Direct my troubled mind
Into Your tranquillity.
Cause my anguished spirit
To know Your peace.
Soothe all anxiety
With confidence in You.
Banish anger with Your love,
Remove the distress,
Replacing it with calmness.
Take all destructive fear,
Filling me with trust.
Cover painful wounds
With Your healing grace.
Chase away the darkness
With Your glorious Light,
May all unfulfilled longings
Be satisfied in You.
Instead of death
Grant us Eternal Life.

Honoria A. Groves