God of the Night Sky,
whose stars brighten our transition into tomorrow
bless the holiness that is the end of this day.
For the deeds left undone and the words unsaid,
may your grace bring me peace.
For any disappointments I’ve created and love unshared,
pour your mercy on me.
Thank you for understanding me-
my fatigued body
my exhausted mind
my heart full of grief.
Oh how I miss this world before this.
I miss my Sunday mornings full of energy
and my Thursday night meetings.
I miss running into a store when I need one item,
and I miss eating in restaurants with friends.
So there is sadness this day,
and you know this God.
So bless my tears.
Bless my humanity.
Bless my friends separated by space but not hearts
With a body that hurts and a heart that aches,
know that I’ve given this day my all.
“Now I lay me down to sleep…”
I pray to you, God, a soul of peace.