my heart is heavy from the day
there are so many things that need to be done
so many relying upon me
that I am weary here at nightfall
and I ask you, humbly,
to take my burdens from me for tonight
and carry them for me while I sleep;
that you watch over me while I rest
and fill my dreams with your beauty,
that you hold my hand and remind me
that I am your child forever.
when I wake in the morning refreshed
I will gladly return to my work
and give you thanks
for remembering me in my darkness
until it is light again.