When I remember You upon my bed and meditate on You in the night watches. (Psalm 63:6 AMP)
My least favorite thing in the entire world is waking up in the middle of the night worrying about all things I can’t do anything about. It’s like my mind is working thru every undone task and worrying about it while I sleep.
Or worse, I wake up thinking about something I haven’t thought about in a while and now, in the quiet of the night- it is all I can think of. The fear feels suffocating and overwhelming.
That is the best time to pray.
To shift your focus from your undone tasks, un-accomplishable wants or overwhelming worry to God.
To begin to thank him for what you have and what he has already done.
To lay those burdens at his feet and remind yourself how faithful he has already been.
To pray for people who he brings to your mind as well as the relationships that lay heavily upon your heart.
And sometimes, when there is nothing to distract you, you deal with that one thing you have been avoiding during daylight hours.
Midnight prayers are not my favorite times but they are often the best times for intercession, soul searching and heart cleansing.
Next time you wake up in the middle of night- fill it with prayer.