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A perfect time to pray... — suzanne-mcrae.com

A perfect time to pray…

Why doesn’t sleep come when you feel you need it most?

The past few weeks have been interesting. The middle of the night tossing and turning some nights could even count as a workout… and at other times wide awake in the silence of the night.

At first I blamed it on the intense energy of the recent new moon and solar eclipse. Now almost two weeks later, I could blame it on the upcoming super full moon and lunar eclipse. Much gets stirred up with eclipses. They are intense times.

But it goes deeper than that.

I have so many unanswered questions, which are all teaching me to have faith and to trust.

It’s in the middle of these sleepless nights when so much comes to the surface, poking around for my attention. Yet nothing gets figured out by thinking, or allowing all the thoughts to swim around needlessly in my mind like a broken record. Answers just don’t come that way. It never does.

A perfect time to pray.

Laura Story "Blessings"

Laura Story “Blessings” – music


“could God be blessing us by not giving us the things we were praying for?”    -Laura Storm “Blessings”

Through prayer and that deeper more constant connection, things are beginning to shift. An incredible feeling of peace keeps washing over me, as if it’s cleansing my body, mind, heart and soul. Gentle waves washing over all the difficult stuff in my life, softening the sharp and broken edges revealing more of the greater mystery that’s behind the challenges, pain and suffering.

Allowing myself to connect more from that place of peace which I know has the potential to bring the most amazing blessings to my life.

“there is a depth of intimacy with God that can only be known through suffering” -Laura Storm “Blessings”

What I want to share with you next is so incredibly beautiful. It was during many of these sleepless nights that I stumbled across this beautiful song by Laura Story – “Blessings”. Enjoy!!


Lyrics: “Blessings” by Laura Story


We pray for blessings, we pray for peace

Comfort for family, protection while we sleep

We pray for healing, for prosperity

We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering

And all the while, You hear each spoken need

Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things


‘Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops

What if Your healing comes through tears

What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near

What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise


We pray for wisdom, Your voice to hear

We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near

We doubt your goodness, we doubt your love

As if every promise from Your word is not enough

And all the while, You hear each desperate plea

And long that we’d have faith to believe


‘Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops

What if Your healing comes through tears

What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near

What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise


When friends betray us

When darkness seems to win

We know that pain reminds this heart

That this is not,

This is not our home

It’s not our home


‘Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops

What if Your healing comes through tears

What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near


What if my greatest disappointments or the aching of this life

Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy

What if trials of this life

The rain, the storms, the hardest nights

Are your mercies in disguise

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  1. That is an interesting idea… mercies in disguise. They sure don’t FEEL like when we are going through them, do they? But how many times do we look back on our past and see clearly how each and every thing led us up to where we are now and how this moment would not be the same without all that stuff? It makes whatever we are going through that much more tolerable.
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  2. I am a horrible sleeper. I too find that is the time I pray. Another time I pray is when I run. When I run I like to say the pavement becomes my church. It’s my time and this is where I can find some peace to reflect and pray.
    Beautiful song!
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  3. Sometimes when I am up in the middle of the night, nursing my little one, I find that a good quiet time to pray and connect with God. I have heard this song once before and totally forgot about it, but hearing it again, today, it was just what I needed to hear. Sometimes parenting is like that – the hard moments bring about the sweetest blessings. Such a beautiful song. I hope that you have better sleep soon.

  4. What a beautiful post. Thank you for the reminder to turn to the divine in the darkest time of the night.
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  5. What a most beautiful song. I am not familiar with Laura Story however I really enjoyed this song so much that I listened to it 3 times and then I went down the rabbit hole clicking on the various links and then listening to the others you had the first ‘pin it’ link to. Her songs absolutely touched my heart. Thank you!
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  6. I pray every in the morning, but in the night time if i can’t fall asleep, i listen to relaxing music.
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  7. I LOVE this song… so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing! I sometimes think of middle of the night wakeups as a chance to truly listen, like the angels need me to hear something.
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  8. Thank you to each of you for leaving a comment. 🙂


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