This past weekend I had the flu. In fact, all but two of us struggled with fever, aches, and pains. The younger ones dealt with throwing up (is their a politer word?). My husband bless his heart, after a very sleepless work week had to taking care of us all.
Both nights with a high fever and nursing brought me to my knees. Or at least in my head! I was recalling every verse possibly I knew.. asking God to heal and spare our family.
I can't be quoted on this, but I remember reading Ruth Bell Graham when having a restless night would go through the alphabet reciting the characteristics of God for each letter.
It has been a "go to" for me whenever I am struggling with sleep. Guaranteed I NEVER make it to the letter Z. :)
In my head it would sound a little like this..