68: Midnight Prayer

68: Midnight Prayer

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels and Miracles

Midnight Prayer

Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of the heaven, blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the Angels.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Last night I looked up at the sky

I wished that you were near

It’s been a while since I have prayed

But God, I need an ear

I’m worried that my angel

Is too far for me to see

What if one day Heaven

Hasn’t saved a spot for me?

And suddenly I heard a voice

God whispered “There’s no hurry”

He said, “Your angel waits for you,

You’ll never have to worry.

The stars above are porch lights

That welcome old friends home

So when it’s time for you to come

You’ll never feel alone.

I promise that he waits for you

So never shed a tear,

Your angel keeps his porch light on

Until the day you’re here.

To remind you that he’s waiting

He lights up like a beam,

And when you are so deep in sleep

He slips into your dream.

He watches you each morning,

Protects when you feel scared,

He guides you through each journey,

Gives strength when unprepared.

The sunrays are his warm hugs,

The rain is his soft cry,

For times that you doubt Heaven,

Or wish he’d said goodbye.

But angels never leave us,

Although they’re not in sight,

They wake us up each morning,

and tuck us in each night.

So though he may seem far away,

When it’s your time just know,

Your angel will be upon his porch,

Singing “Welcome Home.”

~Samantha Nolan

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