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5 Great Prayers to Say Before Going to Bed at Night

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November 14, 2013|7:44 pm
Bedtime Prayer (Photo: Creative Commons/ FRERE; Pierre Edouard)

1. A Child's Bedtime Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep.
 I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
 If I should die before I wake,
 I pray to God my soul to take.
 If I should live for other days,
 I pray the Lord to guide my ways.

Father, unto thee I pray,
 Thou hast guarded me all day;
 Safe I am while in thy sight,
 Safely let me sleep tonight.
 Bless my friends, the whole world bless;
 Help me to learn helpfulness;
 Keep me every in thy sight;
 So to all I say good night.

2. Now the Light has Gone Away

Now the light has gone away;
 Savior, listen while I pray.
 Asking Thee to watch and keep
 And to send me quiet sleep.

Jesus, Savior, wash away
 All that has been wrong to-day;
 Help me every day to be
 Good and gentle, more like Thee.

Let my near and dear ones be
 Always near and dear to Thee.
 O bring me and all I love
 To Thy happy home above.

3. Jesus, Tender Shepherd

Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me:
 Bless Thy little child to-night;
 Through the darkness be Thou near me,
 Keep me safe till morning light.

All this day Thy hand has led me,
 And I thank Thee for Thy care;
 Thou hast warmed me, clothed me, fed me;
 Listen to my evening prayer.

May my sins be all forgiven;
 Bless the friends I love so well;
 Take me, Lord, at last to heaven.
 Happy there with Thee to dwell.

4. Lord, I have Passed Another Day

Lord, I have passed another day
 And come to thank Thee for Thy care.
 Forgive my faults in work or play
 And listen to my evening prayer.
 Thy favor gives me daily bread
 And friends, who all my wants supply:
 And safely now I rest my head,
 Preserved and guarded by Thine eye.

5. The Day is Done

The day is done;
 O God the Son,
 Look down upon
 Thy little one!

O Light of Light,
 Keep me this night,
 And shed round me
 Thy presence bright.

I need not fear
 If Thou art near;
 Thou art my Savior
 Kind and dear.

 

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