An Evening Prayer for Discomfort (or An Invective against Comfortable Pillows)
O Lord, the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Our vision is blurred and our expectations are low. Create in us a discomfort for lying in bed too long. Call to our minds the blessings of the day, the story yet to be told, the holiday feast at the sea yet to be shared. May we take from sleep just what we need to carry with joy the work set before us, and nothing more. Let us labor while it’s day, for in due time the grave will lay us low. Amen.