Gertrude writes that she was once having problems sleeping, but offered up her suffering for the glory of God and the salvation of man. Touched by compassion, Jesus taught her a prayer for such conditions:

“I beseech Thee, O Most Merciful God, by the most tranquil sweetness with which Thou has reposed from all eternity in the bosom of the Father, by Thy peaceful abode of nine months in the womb of a virgin, and by all the holy delights which Thou has ever enjoyed in souls fill by Thy love, to grant me some rest, not for my own satisfaction but for Thy eternal glory, in order that the strength of my wearied body may be restored and that I may be able to fulfill my duties.”

Sleep well tonight.