A prayer that gets me through the night
This night and every night
seems infinite with questions,
and sleep as elusive as answers.
Pain and longing are always present,
dulled only a little
by the distractions of the day.
I am weary. I am angry.
I am confused.
Circle me, Lord.
Keep despair and disillusion without.
Bring a glimmer of hope within.
Circle me, Lord
keep bitterness without.
Bring an occasional sense
of Your presence within.
from: Celtic Daily Prayer, pg. 227.