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Recently, I might sleep an hour and then wake-up and not go back to sleep.  By the time the clock radio goes off with sounds of our local Family Life Radio station--99.7--I feel pretty ragged.

Last few nights where this has happened, I've tried to pray myself to sleep.  It didn't produce much sleep, but it did result in me praying for two very distinct and very important groups of people: 

  1. Members of my church and their families--I tried to methodically pray for everybody I saw in the latest church service, moving from the front of the church to the back.  This includes the pastors, ushers, elders and members and their families.
  2. Members of the U.S. Congress, both the House and the Senate--I am familiar with many of their names and I know they all have staff people.  Plus, I know that they will be facing challenges this next year that will greatly affect the future of this country.
I told a friend about my insomnia and about these all night prayer sessions and I told him that I prayed for him and his family.  He then e-mailed me this verse from Psalm 119: 148-149 that helps me understand that my not being able to sleep could be heaven-sent:

Perhaps, God had a reason for me staying awake and these verses showed that.  However, last night I took two Tylenol Sleep pills.  I woke up this morning at 7 a.m.  Thank-you God for your Word and thank-you for friends who share your Word.

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