Jessica had trouble sleeping last night. It can get frustrating, because she is not quiet. And at one point at about 4:30 am I got up and tucked her into bed again. This time I took my pillow and blanket and laid down on the other side of her bed. I did not say anything. I did not rub her arm (she likes that). I just laid there and slept. And Jessica fell asleep too. And it made me think about prayer. I know in my mind that God is always there. But when I am afraid or worried I do not have this peace. It only comes when I pray. And then I become aware that God is there. And even if I get no clear answer, just the assurance of his presence gives me peace.