Renew us during our sleep

Daily Reading for December 18

The sun has disappeared.

I have switched off the light,

and my wife and children are asleep.

The animals in the forest are full of fear,

and so are the people on their mats.

They prefer the day with the sun to the night.

But I still know that your moon is there,

and your eyes and also your hands.

Thus I am not afraid.

This day again you led us wonderfully.

Everybody went to his mat

satisfied and full.

Renew us during our sleep,

that in the morning

we may come afresh to our daily jobs.

Be with our brothers far away in Asia

who may be getting up now. Amen.

Prayer of a young Ghanaian Christian, quoted in 2000 Years of Prayer, compiled by Michael Counsell. Copyright © 1999. Used by permission of Morehouse Publishing, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Past Posts