Newborns are not accustomed to regular sleep cycles. It means later nights and lots of coffee in the morning!

I am prompted to use such times for prayer, asking the Lord to intervene in the lives of those who weigh upon my heart. And it’s during these times that I also wonder about the parents of Cornerstone as well as all the parents in the Middlefield area. They may be up late not because a newborn is crying but rather because they are worried about their child who has not returned home before curfew. Perhaps the reason for their sleepless nights is the likelihood that their child is spending too much time, money, and efforts toward a sinful and destructive lifestyle.

While you do not have the same exact concerns regarding your enemies as King David did, perhaps you can relate to the utter sorrow he experienced: “I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; drench my couch with my weeping” (Psalm 6:6, ESV).

Keep laboring in prayer for those students whose eternal destinies weigh on your heart. Weep and cry out to God freely, “casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7, ESV). He hears our cries and will bring miraculous comfort even out of the darkest of circumstances.