SleepI thank You, Heavenly Father,
For Your gift of restful sleep.
Last night I closed my weary eyes
And sank into slumber deep.
It had been such a busy day,
With so many things to do,
No chance to stop and rest awhile
But still I remembered You.
When I first opened up my eyes
To welcome another day,
My spirit rose to worship You
To praise You and to pray.
I asked Your blessing and Your Grace
To touch every busy hour,
And as I went from task to task,
I felt Your Peace and Power.
And when the day had ended, Lord,
Again I met You in prayer,
And knew that through' the darkest hours
You would still be with me there.
So many nights have restless been,
With sleep an elusive dream,
In great frustration I would toss
Until I thought I would scream.
But last night in my weariness
I rested myself in You,
You gave me sleep, that precious gift,
That lasted the whole night through.
We take Your gifts for granted, Lord,
And so often we fail to say
"I thank You God, for restful sleep,
As I face another day".
Honoria A. Groves
March 19, 1996