May…

May the Lord bless and keep you.
May His Love overwhelm you.
May His strong hand protect you.
May Your sins convict you.
May His grace still amaze you.
May His forgiveness humble you.
May His Spirit transform you.
May Jesus comfort you.
May this Truth give you peace,
this night and always.
Rest, child of God, rest.
Amen.

Good Night Promise

The writing of this the other night brought me peace as I drifted off to sleep. I guess that is why I write many of these evening blessings/poems while in bed. It is good for the brain and the soul to give them something else to chew on other than the stress and troubles of the day. At the end of the day; powerless to do anything about what happened that day or what will happen tomorrow, all I want to know is that my life is secure in God’s hands. I want to know that everything will ultimately be alright.

May this poem bring you peace as you retire at day’s end. God’s promise to you, in Jesus Christ, is that you are His forever. Even in the vulnerable state of sleeping, your soul is always safe in Him. Let your troubles go and rest in Him.

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Good night my lovely one.
Lay down your weary head.
Relax those tired eyes.
Your day is now all done.

Good night my little one.
Your soul is safely kept.
If death shall quickly come.
In Jesus you have won.

Good night my chosen child.
You will be always mine.
My longing gaze at you.
Will always bring a smile.

Now rest and sleep this night.
And do not fear or fret.
I’ll keep you close to me.
You’ll never leave my sight.

Peace-Filled Sleep

As You stand watch over me,
I can rest in peace this night.
I can close my eyes and sleep,
And Know that I’ll be alright.

For Satan will not distress,
Nor demons ever annoy.
Evil will not disturb me,
Nor devils ever destroy.

So,

I rest secure,
And You ensure,
That my life is surely Thine.
I sleep in peace,
Your love won’t cease,
Thus Satan should just resign.

Oh Jesus died for my sins.
My life is most surely His.
I will not fret,
And won’t forget,
Through him I certainly win.

So if death comes near to me,
Looking for this life to take.
I still won’t fear,
For You are near,
And with You I’ll always be.

So yes I will close my eyes.
In peace I will surely sleep.
My life is claimed,
In Jesus’ name,
Thus my life has no demise.

The River

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.
Psalms 46:4 ESV

Oh child of God, as this day draws to a close, drink in the Word of God and soak in the River of Life. Bask in the knowledge that this River is overflowing with grace. No sin is too big. No darkness is too dark. The River flows and nourishes, if only you would drink from its refreshing waters. Come with your sins and be washed clean with God’s mercy through Jesus Christ.

Oh child of God, close not your eyes this night without gazing at God’s beauty and hearing His voice calling to you. Rest not you head upon your pillow without finding your rest in Him.

Oh child of God, come and drink. Come and be healed. Come and be washed. Oh child of God, the River flows. Come…

The Pastor -|—

Dwell

In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord , make me dwell in safety.
[Psalm 4:8 ESV]

Meditate on this verse tonight as you prepare to retire for the evening, and if you are not lying down in peace, then why? What is it that is preventing you from seeing and knowing the Lord? What lie is Satan telling you?

Whatever it is…

…stop it.

Turn to Satan and say, “Go back to hell. I belong to Jesus.”

Now, lie down in peace and trust that God has your life.

Sweet dreams.

The Pastor -|—

Close Your Eyes

Close your eyes, oh child of God, close your eyes; your day is done, now rest knowing that your Father is watching you.

Rest knowing His peace and love and grace is forever and true.

Rest knowing that Satan has no chance to claim you.

Close your eyes, oh child of God, close your eyes.

Close your eyes, oh child of God, close your eyes; your day is done, now dream of the Promised Land promised to you through Jesus.

Dream of a day where there is no more pain, death or sorrow.

Dream of a day of everlasting joy, peace and worship.

Close your eyes, oh child of God, close your eyes.

Close your eyes, oh child of God, close your eyes; your day is done, now rest in His promises and be at peace.

Rest is His promises and know that live or die you still belong to the Lord.

Rest in His promises and know that His love for you will never end.

Close your eyes, oh child of God, close your eyes. Drift off to sleep; for your Father is watching over you.

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Father God, thank you, for this was a day that you made, and so I rejoice and am glad for it. Amen.

The Pastor -|—