St. Elijah ~ Patron Saint of Sleep

by Angie

Yes, there is a Patron Saint of Sleep. Elijah (Feast Day July 20) was wandering in the desert, depressed and praying for death. He fell asleep, and an angel watched over him, waking him only to eat and drink and then letting him fall asleep again. He awoke with a renewed faith and energy to do God’s work (1 Kings 19).

In honor of St. Elijah, let’s all celebrate today by . . . taking a nap! I could use a little more faith and energy, how about you? Want to share a favorite Saint or Scripture? Head on over to The Kennedy Adventures every Sunday and join in.

Entrance to Chapel of St. Elijah in Portugal

(photo courtesy of Weird Portugal by Nuno Alves)
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Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch September 19, 2010 at 12:38 pm

I will be celebrating St. Elijah between 2:00 and 3:00 today. Thanks.


idratherblog September 19, 2010 at 5:01 pm

I like that saint. Napping is always good for the spirit and body! I try to practice it frequently :)


Therese July 10, 2014 at 1:51 am

St. Elijah please help my son Daniel to sleep he is in a place I cannot rescue him from only the grace of God will bring my son back. Please intercede for my son.


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