Night Prayer

Lord, I know You carry a torch for me,

and I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Deep in the darkest night, You  love me

in all my uniqueness,

and You are the keeper of my dreams.


When my thoughts come too fast

and trouble me,

soothe me into rest,


When I get caught in the loop,

gently get me free again.

You ease the weight of my being.


You even know just when

to interrupt

this night-time conversation,


and say, 


‘Hush, enough now,

let’s talk about it in the morning…’


Even in the dark of night,

You leave a light on for me,

and are always watching over me.


Lamplighter! lover, friend,

You are the keeper of my dreams.

 be ours this night.

Night Blessing, 31st

May I be Heaven’s message present and earthed.

Let every moment tell

in rhythms of usefulness;

prayers of encouragement;

building where there has
been brokenness.

Let all the strife
that my life
once was made of
turn to peace.

Let this laying down
of my life, even yet
be as the evening sacrifice,

so others walk safely
in peace
and good company.

Let me feel some part of Your burden,

help carry their weight,

and touch Heaven’s joy.