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Children's Bedtime Prayers

Bedtime Prayers to Teach Your Christian Child

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Bedtime Prayers for Children
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Try teaching your child these bedtime prayers. They will enjoy learning and praying these simple prayers with rhyme and rhythm.

Father, We Thank Thee

Father, we thank thee for the night,
And for the pleasant morning light;
For rest and food and loving care,
And all that makes the day so fair.

Help us to do the things we should,
To be to others kind and good;
In all we do, in work or play,
To grow more loving every day.

-- Rebecca Weston - 1890

Children's Bedtime Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep:
May God guard me through the night
And wake me with the morning light.
Amen.

-- Traditional

Child's Evening Prayer

I hear no voice, I feel no touch,
I see no glory bright;
But yet I know that God is near,
In darkness as in light.

He watches ever by my side,
And hears my whispered prayer:
The Father for His little child
Both night and day doth care.

-- Author Unknown

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