Bedtime Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my fears to keep.
I ask my God: these burdens, take;
And while I sleep, new dreams to make.
Be my peace and be my breath;
In every fiber, let me rest.
Chase the doubts that haunt my night,
Bring mercies new in morning light.

10 thoughts on “Bedtime Prayer

  1. I love this version. Much better than the traditional one (which I will try to avoid teaching Jack — don't need him to worry about dying in the middle of the night!)

  2. This version was on a card received when my oldest joined our family:

    Now I lay me down to sleep
    I pray The Lord my soul to keep
    May angels watch me through the night
    And wake me with the morning light.

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