Wednesday, October 3, 2012

G'night God.

I found this little gem of a bedtime prayer as I was leafing through some old papers tonight.  A humble surrender by Pope John XXIII after a tough day at the office...

"I'm tired and I'm going to bed.  It's your church.  Take care of it."

Just like that.  I love it.  Better than Memory Foam or Posturepedic or white noise or mindless television or Benadryl...or whatever it is that people fix themselves to sleep with.  Ahh, the real peace that comes in trusting that all is taken care of.  Just letting go...and letting God. 
(sigh.)   I think I'll give that one a try tonight.

2 comments:

Only One said...

I'm going to have to paste that to the headboard, because it never seems that easy for me. I love it.

Anonymous said...

That is easy enough to remember!

my 4 year old daughter brought this prayer home with her from CCD, and I think it is wonderful.

A family Prayer

God made us a family.
We need one another.
We help one another.
We love one another.
We forgive one another.

We play together.
We work together.
We celebrate together.
We praise God together.

Thank you, God,
for our special family.
Amen.