I wouldn't pray for Him to give me grief or pain
Cannot see that it would be a gain.
I don't ask for nights without sleep
Where my restless spirit finds no relief.

What can I learn in those lonely times
When sleep alludes and rest I cannot find?

First, I learn to be peaceful and speak His Name
As a verse from the Bible becomes a sweet refrain.
Then I pray for family and friends,
Seek blessings for them that never end.

I talk to Him about the sick, or my spouse,
Even praying for security and safety in my house.

My thoughts quiet, my restlessness goes
I'm no longer tossing to and fro.
Before long my eyes close in sweet rest
Seeking my Savior is always the best.

No, I never pray for grief or pain
Never want worry to be my aim.
But in those times I truly know
He's right there with me and in His love I grow.

Jane Ellen Slone


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