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To The God Who Never Sleeps: An Extended Collect


God of Sabbaths, rests, and sleeps,

Who himself never sleeps,

Forgive me for trying to coax you to sleep in my life,

quietly slipping you sedatives and

amassing moments of cold hard silence between us;

forgive me but, even more, wake up in me

So that, rather than going to sleep on you, I might rest in you

And share the love of Christ which,

like the sun's rising has a magnetic pull

that yanks us from our beds of slumber

our beds of sin and shame and

stands us on our feet so

we can lift our heads, run real fast, and

feel your joy.

In the name of the God of Sabbaths, rests, and sleeps. Amen.

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