I am having trouble sleeping tonight. The past few nights, I 've gone to sleep and then woken up around 3 am and not fallen back asleep until almost morning, and then it isn't even a sound sleep, more of a semi conscious dreaming. Tonight I can't fall asleep period. Bear is snoring and Younger has decided to have a bad dream. .......
Younger is asleep again, but I still can't get to sleep....
Anyway, I remember a prayer from "A Man for All Seasons" Now, I doubt that St. Thomas More actually used this prayer, but it always sounded good for nights like these:
"Dear Lord, give us rest tonight, or if we must be wakeful, cheerful. Careful only for our soul's salvation. For Christ's sake. Amen."
Anyone know if there is a patron saint against insomnia ?- just curious.
I actually did some googling and did find a prayer for sleep:
As I lie here seeking another good night of restful sleep,
give me the peace of mind and the ability to relax.
Fulfill my needs for mental and physical restoration
so I may wake up ready for another beautiful day
which I hope You will allow me to live to enjoy
with praise and thanks to You .
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
One God forever and ever. Amen.
In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for Thou alone, O Lord, dost make me to dwell in safety.
Cited from Dr. Helio Lemmi- Neurology. with additions by me.
Well that's it - it's 12:30 a.m. and Good Night to all.
Edit: More prayers here