Praise and Worship On Nights I Can’t Sleep

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It is good

to give thanks

to the LORD

And to sing praises It is good to praise and worship God in the day and at night

to Your name,

O Most High,

To declare

Your lovingkindness

in the morning

And Your faithfulness

by night.

Psalm 92:1-2

As a member of the Baby Boomer Generation, I often find myself lying awake at night, unable to sleep. Sometimes it’s due to my metabolism…sometimes it’s because of constantly being awakened due to care giving needs…sometimes it’s just middle of the night worries.

For a couple of years, I spent many sleepless nights getting up and reading or working. That doesn’t happen very much any more. I still wake up. But now when I do, I’ve found that one of the best ways to fall asleep is to use my mp3 player to listen to praise and worship music or a quiet sermon. They focus my thoughts on God, Who blesses and encourages me. And most of the time it also relaxes me enough I can go back to sleep.

For more lovely photos accompanied by inspirational Bible verses and words of encouragement, pop on over to Critty Joy who is hosting this week’s Word-Filled Wednesday. You can also find plenty of fun and interesting photos at 5 Minutes for Mom’s Wordless Wednesday. 🙂

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  1. Beautiful photo and lovely verse. I so love praising our God!

    Happy WFW!

    • Susan
    • November 18, 2009

    Great word and wonderful idea!! I’ve experienced this myself.

    I try and make it a special time with the Lord when He wakes me up.

    Hope your day is blessed♥
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..A Perfect Plan =-.

  2. Hi Christy, Thank you. And thanks for doing a great job hosting the WFW today 🙂

  3. Hi Susan, Thank you. I’m with you. If I can’t sleep, there’s no one I’d rather spend the time with than our precious Lord. 🙂

    • Lauren
    • November 18, 2009

    wonderful verse and photo — I go to God on sleepless nights as well… there’s no one better!
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..WFW: Run the race unhindered! =-.

  4. Thanks for sharing.
    .-= Denise´s last blog ..Word Filled Wednesday =-.

  5. Hi Lori, I can sure relate to that one! The older we get, the more I hear that 🙂

  6. Hi Lauren, I so agree with you on that! 🙂

    • lori
    • November 18, 2009

    I do my best talking to the Lord in those wee hours…it’s happening more and more!:)

    peace to you and yours!
    .-= lori@allyouhavetogive´s last blog .. =-.

    • Cathy
    • November 18, 2009

    A great way to go to sleep ~ I need to start playing my pretty music again.
    .-= Cathy´s last blog ..Word Filled Wednesday =-.

  7. Hi Cathy, 🙂 Loved your photo this week as well – Perfect for grandparents and grandkids! 🙂

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  9. Hi Ginger, Thanks for visiting. 🙂 They are great, aren’t they. 🙂

    • Ginger
    • November 19, 2009

    I soo agree! Podcasts rock when you really need to press through and find rest………

    Giving thanks with you and thanks for stopping by,
    .-= Ginger´s last blog ..WFW: Shout! He HAS Given US the City! =-.

    • Karen
    • November 19, 2009

    This post title called my name…loved the picture and the great scripture you shared!

  10. Hi Karen, Thank you for the sweet comments and the visit 🙂

    • Peggy
    • November 20, 2009

    Blessings Kaye…Me, too! Restless nights or early morning awakenings only brings me special time of thanks & praise, speaking or listening to Our Lord. I agree about putting on a CD or listening to a God centered recording to focus & give us rest or allow us to fall back to sleep! Works for me but I’m so glad that you shared this! I love the twilight moon photo and well chosen WORD from Psalm 92! Thank you for your visit & time at my blog also! May you enJOY a blessed WFW & a good night’s sleep.
    .-= Peggy´s last blog ..NOVEMBER GIVING THANKS CHALLENGE for ALL of THIS & MORE =-.

  11. Hi Peggy. Thanks for such wonderful words of encouragement! 🙂 Thank you, too, for the reminder on your site that anyone preparing Christmas boxes for Samaritan’s Purse needs to have them turned in THIS WEEKEND! 🙂 We turned ours in some time ago, and our church was having a packing party this week, so we’re all set to go. If any of y’all are working on these, this is a great reminder. 🙂

    • David Thomas
    • November 23, 2009

    Hi Kaye…………..this is one of my favorites of your posts. I was always taught about the Power of Praise! Even to the point of doing nothing but praising the Lord which leads to less need for praying! He loves our worship.

    .-= David Thomas´s last blog ..Family Caregiver U.S. Postage Stamp Campaign Initiated by Volunteers of the National Family Caregivers Association — Please Sign the Petition =-.

  12. Hi David 🙂 Thank you. He keeps teaching me to praise Him and thank Him for ALL things – then I keep forgetting and He teaches me again! To live a life full of worship, praise, and thanksgiving is a wonderful goal! A taste of the joy of heaven 🙂

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