Now I lay me down to sleep , I pray the Lord my soul to keep, watch and guard me through the night, and wake me with the morning light. Father, you know my worries and care for my troubles. So I give these heavy concerns to you.
Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep; If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.
Torrey notes that Jesus prayed early in the morning as well as all night, that he prayed both before and after the great events of his life, and that he prayed “when life was unusually busy”.
Silent prayer , or even a moment of silence at a public solemn event, is practiced in many cultures by people of different religions and those who have no religious affiliations. This silence is not a vacuum, though; it is often filled with quiet hope, or a deep desire to still the heart of fear.
It is reported in Sahih Muslim (SM) that one of the companions said that the Prophet (pbuh) told him, “Whenever you go to bed , perform ablution like that for the prayer, and lie on your right side” [SM 2710]. And then he asked him to say the night prayers before sleep .
Bless our Food Bless us, O God . Bless our food and our drink. Since you redeemed us so dearly and delivered us from evil, as you gave us a share in this food so may you give us a share in eternal life.
16 Ways to Say Grace “Bless us oh Lord for these thy gifts that we ‘re about to receive from thy bounty through Christ our Lord, Amen.” “Good bread, good meat, thank the lord, LET’S EAT.” Grace …. I knew her well. ( that’s what my grandpa used to say )
I hope they will encourage you to make 2021 a year of prayer . Know to whom you are speaking. Thank him. Ask for God’s will. Say what you need. Ask for forgiveness. Pray with a friend. Pray the Word. Memorize Scripture.
Part 4: Farewell prayer John 17:1–26 is generally known as the Farewell Prayer or the High Priestly Prayer, given that it is an intercession for the coming Church. It is by far the longest prayer of Jesus in any of the gospels.
Jesus taught, “When you pray , do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men … but when you pray , go into your room, close the door and pray to your father who is unseen.”
Sext or Midday Prayer (Sixth Hour = approximately 12 noon) None or Mid-Afternoon Prayer (Ninth Hour = approximately 3 p.m.) Vespers or Evening Prayer (“at the lighting of the lamps”, about 6 p.m.) Compline or Night Prayer (before retiring, about 7 p.m.)
God speaks through thoughts and feelings When God is speaking to you, it’s not likely that he will come stand in front of you in the flesh. No, but he will help you “ hear ” him through thoughts and feelings.
In the King James Version of the Bible the text reads: But when ye pray , use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do : for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. In praying , don’t use vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do ; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking.
“And when you pray , do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray , go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.