by Kaci Rigney
After I go to sleep, Before I wake, Christ, keep me During the night, Especially in my dreams. Forgive my sin. Guide my thoughts. Hear my prayers. I need You, Jesus. Keep my tears. Lift my head. Mercy, give. Never let me go. Only You can save me. Please, hear my cry; Quickly come to my aid. Rescue me, Lord. Save me. Truly, I trust no other. Use me for Your glory. Vindicate me. Wash me so I will be clean. eXcite my soul. Your presence, I crave Zeal for Your Word put in my heart. All I want is You. Bring me to that place; Call me to Your throne, Delighting in You alone.
Kaci Rigney resides in Visalia, California, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Music from California Baptist College (now University.) Her love for Christ Jesus, God’s creation, and romance frame the themes of her poetry, stories, and songs. Her music may be found on a variety of music platforms. Kaci is the author of poetry e-books: Christmas and Easter Like That, The Love Trio: Chasing Love, Finding Love, and Losing Love, as well as Psalm 139: A 10-Day Devotional. She is married to Kevin, has two daughters, and six grandchildren. Kaci’s poems have been published in The Dazed Starling Unbound, Agape Review, and California’s Best Emerging Poets 2020, Z Publishing.