Regret. Guilt. Fear. Loneliness. What if . . . ? I am tired, and still the night drags on. Then I realize it all comes down to this: Can I trust you, God? Can I trust you to be who you say you are? Let me relax in the assurance that you are bigger than my greatest worry. With you I am safe. Bring peaceful sleep to this weary old body.
—Missy Buchanan, Talking with God in Old Age: Meditations and Psalms (Upper Room Books, 2010)
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I will both lie down and sleep in peace;
for you alone, O LORD, make me lie down in safety.
—Psalm 4:8 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. —adapt. Reinhold Niebuhr, “The Serenity Prayer”
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