Night watchmen have tough jobs. They must stay awake through the night and be alert. No napping on that job! They have a very important task. They must be on guard through the night. It’s difficult to stay awake all night and even more difficult to be alert during that time. Nonetheless, it is important that a watchman do so. His job is to protect that which he watches over so that no harm comes to it. When a guard stands watch, the one he guards can rest and feel safe. God is our guardian. He is our Watchman. He protects us as we sleep. He keeps a watchful eye always. He will not let us slip and He will not sleep. We can rest assured, safe in His protective embrace.
And we pray:
Father, Thank You for watching over me. Thank You for protecting me. You will not let me fall and You will keep me safe. I can rest peacefully, knowing that You are ever vigilant. Amen.