Now I lay me down to sleep as the day departs
And the sun’s long rayed fingers streak downward and disappear,
I meditate on my bed and think of You, Lord.
I think of Your great mercies as You kept me safe today,
And I delight in knowing You love me, even now as I lay reflecting on
Mistakes and sins of the day- freely forgiven as I confess them to You.
I can rest secure knowing that even as I sleep,
You are watching over me, even me,
Whilst You call the stars out by name to light up the sky with jewels.
Because of Your goodness and faithfulness, I can sleep at peace,
Knowing that You will be with me now,
And tomorrow, and forevermore.
© Glenys Robyn Hicks
‘I meditate on You in the night watches’ Psalm 63:6