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12 AM Overthinking

Written by Elly Mattar, Highlands College

Nothing’s quite like going through a stressful, long, or even a happy day, only to stay awake all night thinking simultaneously about too much and too little. The bright sun starts to set, and the night sky can bring with it feelings of sadness and anxiety.

When sleep supplements don’t work, what then are we to do? Our friends are fast asleep, and we sit in silence, recalling the past or looking ahead into the future. Sleep can feel like a chore that never gets done, a song we can’t skip, and a curse rather than a blessing.

So, if the heaviness midnight blues carry is burdening our hearts, let us pray to the God who created midnights and lovingly comforts blue faces and tear-stained bedsheets.

“‘For I have given rest to the weary and joy to the sorrowing.’ At this, I woke up and looked around. My sleep had been very sweet” (Jeremiah 31:25-26, NLT).

A Prayer for Midnight Blues

Beholder of my sorrows, take with you my weary mind. Provider, supply me with true joy that surpasses all understanding. My aching body desires your peace; I surrender all to you. Deliver me from my past and stay with me in my future. Even if I’m not healed tonight, I trust you with everything I have. I’m so grateful for your presence. I invite you to transform my thought patterns and slow down my racing heart. Please draw near to me tonight, my God who sees me. Amen.


*Note: We’re not experts on what to do with the blues, but we’ve experienced them sometimes. If you struggle with depression, or if your blues are getting a bit out of control, consider seeking the advice of a therapist or medical professional.


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