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Hi :wave: ,
Do you pray or say a blessing with your kids at bedtime?
If so, do you know any great blessings or rhymes that are great for bedtime prayers?
I would like to start saying bedtime prayers with my DD as an introduction into teaching her to prey. My Grandma used to say lovely rhyming prayers when I was little but I cant remember them.
:hugs: Thanks Friends!
There are four corners on my bed,
There are four angels at my head.
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John,
Bless the bed I sleep on. Amen.
Also found this website called 'Prayer Gardens'...looks like it's got some lovely bedtime prayers for children
Prayer Gardens (http://www.prayergardens.com/prayers_children.html)
thats a nice one mamaduke!
Bub2luv....how old is your DD? Mine is 16 months, is this too early to start teaching her prayers?
Another good one I think is "As I lay me down to sleep" prayer. I think that mamduke's one is much better for littlies though.
Here's another version (less dramatic!) of "Now I lay me down to sleep"...
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray Thee, Lord, thy child to keep:
Thy love guard me through the night
And wake me with the morning light.
My DS has a teddy bear (prayer bear) that says a rhyme VERY similar (yet another version)
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
Let angels watch me through the night
Until I wake in the morning light
we have a prayer doll- shes a beautiful doll with hair and pink dress and when you hold her hands together she says that "now i lay the down to sleep" prayer.
we also got a keyring of the doll a few years ago and you push her button and she says it.
we started with this simple one at bedtime from newborn.
goodnight, dear God, now i must sleep,
ill close my eyes and slumber deap.
i know you watch me from above,
and cover me with your sweet love.
and this one in the morning
thankyou, God, for this great day!
the sun is up, and i must say,
im as happy as can be
for each new day you give to me.
these came from a book called- baby's first book of prayers.
these are my favs from this little book- i used from day one with my youngest - and he now knows them and can say them along with me.
its never too early to start :yes:
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