I woke, dear Lord from restless sleep
It was not night, nor was it day
Then softly, I began to weep
For I forgot to kneel and pray.
My prayers are like an evening's calm
When my daily tasks are done
Like nature's ever soothing balm
When my Lord and I are one.
How could I forget my time with You
Those moments that I treasure
When You know my joy, or if I'm blue
My prayers are Yours to measure.
Forgive me Lord, if I forget
To kneel at night to pray
For I don't mean to leave You out
Of my thoughts in any way.
I feel forgiveness in my heart
As I pray once more to Thee
You know how I include You
In each day You give to me.
Tonight dear Lord, I won't forget
From whom all blessings come
And lead me into peaceful sleep
When my prayers to Thee are done.
© Dawn Stratton 1992