Lord, guide my thoughts by day and night;
Direct my steps by day
To follow naught but your Word’s light,
And keep me in the narrow way.
I lie awake—Lord, grant me sleep
And rest from all my strife!
Hear my soul’s prayer from in the deep
And lead me into life.
This poem came to me earlier this week, when I was trying to get to sleep after a long and fairly productive day. I think it could use another stanza or two, but this length suffices enough for me to post it here today.
As always, I earnestly welcome your (further) comments, suggestions, questions, critique, or other feedback about this or any other part of my work. (In other words, if you liked this poem, or you didn’t like it, or it made you think of something, or … please leave a comment to let me know.) If you liked this, you can follow this blog (click the button at the top of the right-hand column if you’re reading this on the blog), which includes one of my poems every Friday, or read other poems I’ve written here on my blog (starting with the links in one of the “Poetry Archive” posts in the index I posted yesterday, since the full archive is by now, at well over a hundred poems, somewhat daunting); I’d especially like to know, as part of my preparations for a collection, which poems you think are my best. You may also share this poem with others, subject to my sharing policy.
This poem is also mirrored on my wiki.
- Poetry Archive: Volume VII: Faith (Part 9) (shinecycle.wordpress.com)
- Hansel and Gretel: The Evening Prayer (Hänsel und Gretel – Abendsegen) (christianfantasyforwomen.com)