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labonnevie
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if you say prayers before bed...

what do you say?

now i lay me down to sleep...

finish it!

Posted 4/5/11 8:34 PM
 
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waiting4ablessing
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Re: if you say prayers before bed...

finish the prayer?

now i lay me down to sleep
i pray the Lord my soul to keep
and if i die before i wake
i pray the Lord my soul to take

i dont say that before bed though. i ask God to bless DS and DH. thats all.

Posted 4/5/11 8:38 PM
 

katiebug
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Re: if you say prayers before bed...

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

But when I was a child I would say:
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
if I die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.

I just can't say "die" to DS. It makes me too emotional.

Posted 4/5/11 8:39 PM
 

labonnevie
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Re: if you say prayers before bed...

Posted by katiebug

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

But when I was a child I would say:
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
if I die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.

I just can't say "die" to DS. It makes me too emotional.



That's what I used to say too, but I don't like saying that either, so we started saying the first one you mentioned!

Posted 4/5/11 8:40 PM
 

Ang-Rich
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Re: if you say prayers before bed...

Started this with Lucas....

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 in the morning light

Posted 4/5/11 8:48 PM
 

Lauren82
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Re: if you say prayers before bed...

We just pray for all the people in our lives who we know need prayers, then we talk about what we are thankful for in our lives. We've been adding in the Lord's Prayer too, since I think its time for my older DD (4) to begin learning it and they have started it in school for her as well.

Posted 4/5/11 9:06 PM
 

donegal419
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Re: if you say prayers before bed...

we dont' say that one, but we say the "Guardian Angel" prayer and the "Hail Mary" (both Catholic prayers. DD is only 21 months bu she is starting to chime in on some words and is learning how t odo the sign of the cross. We also ask God to bless _____, and ______, and _______..

Posted 4/5/11 9:10 PM
 

InShock
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Re: if you say prayers before bed...

Dear Jesus,
Watch me through the night
And keep me safe within your sight
Bless me in your loving way
And wake me with the light of day
Amen

Plus, other personal prayers

Posted 4/5/11 9:10 PM
 

lvdolphins
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Re: if you say prayers before bed...

I pray to the lord, my mom and gram to please watch over my family and friends.
Also ask them to keep us very healthy and happy!

Posted 4/5/11 9:10 PM
 

gottaluvmusik
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Re: if you say prayers before bed...

Posted by donegal419

we dont' say that one, but we say the "Guardian Angel" prayer and the "Hail Mary" (both Catholic prayers. DD is only 21 months bu she is starting to chime in on some words and is learning how t odo the sign of the cross. We also ask God to bless _____, and ______, and _______..



We do the same!

Posted 4/5/11 10:15 PM
 

Twstdvenus1
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Re: if you say prayers before bed...

Posted by gottaluvmusik

Posted by donegal419

we dont' say that one, but we say the "Guardian Angel" prayer and the "Hail Mary" (both Catholic prayers. DD is only 21 months bu she is starting to chime in on some words and is learning how t odo the sign of the cross. We also ask God to bless _____, and ______, and _______..



We do the same!



This is what I grew up doing...throw in the Our Father of course....
This is what I do with DD1 and will of course do with DD2 when she gets older.


Just something silly to add.....
My sister was (and still is) a joker when it comes to religion and prayer...her favorite prayer is a poem by Shel Silverstein called The Selfish Childs Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
And if I die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my toys to break.
So none of the other kids can use ‘em…
Amen.

(She got that poetry book in the 4th grade and I'm convinced it was the beginning of her journey to H-E-double hockey sticks LOL)


Message edited 4/5/2011 10:55:09 PM.

Posted 4/5/11 10:49 PM
 

wingsofsong
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Re: if you say prayers before bed...

When I was a kid, my mom always said an Our Father with us at bedtime and then we would say "God bless Nana, PopPop, Grandma, Mommy, Daddy..." and so on through all my siblings. Then she would say "And God bless all the people we know and love."

Posted 4/5/11 10:53 PM
 

Diana1215
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Re: if you say prayers before bed...

Posted by Ang-Rich

Started this with Lucas....

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 in the morning light




this

we also had a little angel doll that said it

Posted 4/5/11 11:14 PM
 

wcs3504
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Re: if you say prayers before bed...

Posted by wingsofsong

When I was a kid, my mom always said an Our Father with us at bedtime and then we would say "God bless Nana, PopPop, Grandma, Mommy, Daddy..." and so on through all my siblings. Then she would say "And God bless all the people we know and love."



This is what I grew up doing and plan on doing the same with my kids. I'll be teaching them the Our Father in English and Spanish.

Posted 4/5/11 11:25 PM
 

sfp0701
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Re: if you say prayers before bed...

I haven't started prayers with Liam yet. I need to soon.

But, I always said:

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
if I die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.

There are 4 corners on this bed.
There are 4 angels on it's spread.
St. Matthew, Mark, St. Luke and John,
Please bless this bed that I lay on.

Posted 4/6/11 7:33 AM
 

joan713
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Joan

Re: if you say prayers before bed...

How about..

Now I lay me down to sleep
Pray the Lord my soul to keep
Guide me safely thru the night
Wake me with the morning light


I don't like the "if I die before I wake". If you think about it's kind of scary to a kid, you're saying prayers and they might go to sleep worrying that they will die while they're sleeping!

Posted 4/6/11 8:51 AM
 

Jessica511
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Re: if you say prayers before bed...

Posted by sfp0701

I haven't started prayers with Liam yet. I need to soon.

But, I always said:

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
if I die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.

There are 4 corners on this bed.
There are 4 angels on it's spread.
St. Matthew, Mark, St. Luke and John,
Please bless this bed that I lay on.



I do "Now I lay me down", "Our Father" and a variation on the above:

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
Bless this bed that I lay on
4 Corners to my bed
4 Angels around my head
1 to watch and 1 to pray
and 2 to guide me through each day

Posted 4/6/11 9:18 AM
 

LovingLife
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Re: if you say prayers before bed...

We say the Our Father, then we say thank you God for....... (immediate family, godmother, godfather, family and friends and he adds some of his toys) We also thank God for His protection and provision.

Posted 4/6/11 9:44 AM
 

pnbplus1
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Re: if you say prayers before bed...

Posted by donegal419

we dont' say that one, but we say the "Guardian Angel" prayer and the "Hail Mary" (both Catholic prayers. DD is only 21 months bu she is starting to chime in on some words and is learning how t odo the sign of the cross. We also ask God to bless _____, and ______, and _______..



I do these two and an Our Father too, since 6 weeks old. Lately I've been adding something a little personal to it too just so he learns to say what we are thankful for.

Posted 4/6/11 11:55 AM
 

lc214
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Re: if you say prayers before bed...

DH says the "Our Father" with DS before bed. He's almost 3 now but started at about 2 and a half. DH puts DS to bed and one night told me that's what he did. I wouldn't have thought to teach him that first, but I it was too late. Now DS can say it line by line and it's the cutest thing. He says he wants to learn a "new prayer" but DH can't remember the others!

Posted 4/6/11 3:34 PM
 

bicosi
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Re: if you say prayers before bed...

Posted by Diana1215

Posted by Ang-Rich

Started this with Lucas....

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 in the morning light




this

we also had a little angel doll that said it



us too! loved that doll.



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Posted 4/6/11 3:44 PM
 

PeasandCarrots

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L

Re: if you say prayers before bed...

Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep, guard me Jesus through the night and wake me with your morning light....Amen GOD Bless: Mommy, Daddy, Emmy, Barley, Gus, Daisy, my grandma's and Grandpa's, my aunts and uncles, and the rest of my family, friends, and pets. Please keep us safe from harm, and help us to feel safe, please help us to sleep well, and to have all of the evils of the world stay far away from us as we sleep tonight.

Posted 4/6/11 4:21 PM
 

jellybean78
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Re: if you say prayers before bed...

We pray the Our Father every night. Then afterwards DD usually thanks God for a variety of things depending on the day and her moodChat Icon

Posted 4/6/11 4:27 PM
 
 

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