I lay awake at night, unable to fall asleep
Looked at the clock every 5 minutes
But the time still dragged on slowly…
I closed my eyes trying to clear my head of all the thoughts
And found myself praying to fall asleep.
A few minutes later, I was still awake with my eyes closed in prayer.
And I prayed…
For the faith to see me through difficult times
For the strength to face my fears
For the courage to not give up
For the hope that everything will be ok
For the loyalty to stick by You even when everything is going great
For the eyes that see what You want me to see
For the ears that hear what You want to say to me
For the heart that longs for Your will
For the mind that gives You control
For the awe that glorifies You
For the kindness You modeled for us
For the forgiveness You granted willingly to those who hated You
For the grace and mercy that made me Yours
For the love that brought You into this world
For the love that You so freely gave asking for nothing in return.