One of the names for the Holy Spirit is The Comforter. To comfort means to strengthen and console; it also means to bring relief of encouragement.
Tonight may be a night for you when what you need to help you sleep is a good dose of comfort. It can come from the Lord, but it is a special blessing when it comes from a friend. I remember one evening after a particularly trying day of spiritual warfare, when a friend came over for a prayer meeting. Instead of interceding for others, she ministered to me both through praying and through song. For nearly an hour the comfort of the Holy Spirit flowed to me through her. It was a night I'll never forget.
As you go to sleep tonight, let me be a friend to you. Lie back and receive this special blessing the Lord is imparting to you so that you might have sweet dreams!
"May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; and the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings...May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests" (Psalm 20:1-5, NIV).
What incredible blessings there are in comforting one another. May God empower you daily to be a comfort to someone else!
God loves you and wants to answer your prayer. Say this prayer with me:
Heavenly Father, thank You for not only sending Your Spirit to comfort us, but for raising Your children to encourage and strengthen one another. help me to be a blessing to others; direct me to those in need. I thank You for the friends who are a strength to me now, as well as those You will send in the future. In Jesus' Name, Amen.