Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Say a Little Prayer

The other night I was thinking how before every meal and at bedtime, we kids always said the same prayers. For dinner it was:

"God we thank you for this food. For rest and home and all things good. For wind and rain and sun above. But most of all for those we love. Amen."

It's funny after all these years that I still remember that like it was yesterday. For bedtime it was:

"Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. To guide me safely through the night and wake me with the morning light. Amen."

When Haley was young, I'd sit down with her every night that I was home and I taught her the same bedtime prayer. As I had more kids and my work schedule (along with too many other things) got in the way. I've decided that I am going to make an effort to teach the kids my special prayers. But, I'd love to teach them some others as well. So, for those that have them, I'd love to see them.

1 comment:

Chelle said...

Funny, I've been thinking about the same thing. I'm right there with you to make an effort! Here are a couple that we use:

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep, may Angels watch me from the sky, until the morning when I rise. Bless xx and xx and xx. Amen.

For dinner:
*Same tune as are you sleeping*
Do as I do Do as I do Clap your hands, clap your hands, let your fingers wiggle let your fingers wiggle fold your hands.
Then speak:
God is great God is good, let us thank him for our food. Amen.