Take 2

with Jerry & Debbie

What Do You Consider a Good Night’s Sleep?

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How well do you sleep at night? Or do you work nights and sleep during the day? Either way, restful sleep is important to the proper functioning of our lives. Many people are asleep before their heads hit their pillows, while some take a long time to fall asleep. Some can sleep for long stretches at a time, while others of us wake up several times during the night. What do you consider a good night’s sleep? What do you do when you lie in bed awake and are unable to sleep? Are you a person who only needs a short amount of sleep to be energetic? Let’s talk about this on Wednesday’s show.

Below are some prayers a listener sent in that help her sleep better and more soundly.

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Lord, as I lie down and sleep may I wake again because You sustain me (Psalm 3:5). Do not let my foot slip; You, Who watches over me does not slumber. Indeed, You Who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps. (Psalm 121:3-4). May I lie down and sleep in Peace, for You alone O LORD, make me dwell in safety (Psalm 4:8).
 
In vain I rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat; but You grant sleep to those You Love (Psalm 127:2b), help me to fall asleep quickly. When I lie down may I not be afraid; when I lie down, may my sleep be sweet (Proverbs 3:24); please make these (#) hours feel like 8 hours; for You are my Confidence Lord (Proverbs 3:26). When I awake and look around may I see that my sleep has been pleasant (Jeremiah 31:26).
 
Your Word says that Your angels are mighty; they do Your bidding and obey Your Word (Psalm 103:20). Please command Your angels to guard me in all my ways, may they lift me up in their hands so I do not strike my foot against a stone (Psalm 91:11-12). Because I fear You God, send Your angels to encamp around me as I sleep. Thank You, for delivering me and keeping me safe (Psalm 34:7). In the Precious Name of Your Son, Jesus, I pray, Amen.

 

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2 thoughts on “What Do You Consider a Good Night’s Sleep?

  1. Hey Jerry and Debbie. I literally just woke up from a holy nap. Fell asleep praying the Rosary. It’s the 10 AM hour here in the Rocky mountains. I usually get 8 hours of sleep a night and wake up at 5 in the morning to pray the Liturgy of the Hours. If I do not get 8 hours of sleep, it usually means I’m sick, so it’s a good warning sign for myself. My most difficult days are travel days and not just by plane. Driving across Alberta, same time zone even, usually is hard for me. It disrupts my circadian rhythm no matter what time I leave and I enjoy road trips listening to SiriusXM radio. Airplane travel is worse, of course. A sacrifice I offer up to the Lord.

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    • Thanks for the take, Al. Be safe driving out there, and offer one of those Rosaries for us. We’ll do the same for you!

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