The First Tuesday in Lent 2019

l lie awake; I am like a lonely sparrow on the housetop. Psalms 102:7

In our times of fainting and afflictions, it often causes us to lose sleep.

We agonize over our circumstances that when we need sleep, we are unable.

In the dark hours of the night, we feel solitary.

We feel as a small sparrow alone. We feel insignificant, as if no one cares. We feel as if no one is with us.

These are the times of opportunity though.

These sleepness nights are either the opportunity to stew in our afflictions OR to cry out to God in prayer.

Call out to God when sleepless.

Meditate upon His Word when sleepless and alone.

In such, we find Christ is with us.

In such times, pour out your heart to Him in prayer for others.

Even in the midst of a sleepness night, put the prayers for others first.


Almighty God, help us even when weary and tired to seek you in the night season. Assist us mercifully to pray without ceasing for others. Calm our bodies and souls in your Word to glorify you always, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.