A Night Prayer for the Suffering

O God our Father, we ask you to bless those for whom there will be no sleep tonight … those who this night will not sleep because of the pain of their body or the distress of their minds; those in misfortune, who will lie down in hunger and in cold;

those who are far from home and far from friends, and who are lonely as the shadows fall.

Grant that in our own happiness and comfort we may never forget the sorrow and the pain, the loneliness and the need of others in the slow, dark hours. This we ask for your love’s sake.

William Barclay, The Daily Study Bible

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