Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray thee, Lord, my soul to keep; If I should die before I wake , I pray thee, Lord, my soul to take.
“ Now I lay me down to sleep , I pray the Lord my Soul to keep; “Matthew, Mark, Luke and John” was once the best known prayer in England, used more often than the Lord’s Prayer . It was called the “White Paternoster.”
I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray to God my soul to take. If I should live for other days, I pray the Lord to guide my ways.
Mitchell and George W.
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. 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.
Loving God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, lend skill to the hands of my healers, and bless the means used for my cure. Give me such confidence in the power of your grace, that even when I am afraid, I may put my whole trust in you; through our Savior Jesus Christ.
—used to express solemn ratification (as of an expression of faith) or hearty approval (as of an assertion)
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. )
2 Answers. Technically this is grammatically correct , however it is not common for someone to use the first person for both the subject and the direct object of a sentence, as it comes across as somewhat redundant. ” Now I lay down to sleep ” has the same meaning and is a more conventional way of saying this.
Catholic Prayers Sign of the Cross . Our Father . Hail Mary . Glory Be . Apostles Creed . Nicene Creed . Guardian Angel Prayer . Prayer to St. Michael. the Archangel.
Matthew , Mark , Luke, and John , Bless the bed that I lye on. Me safe from danger whilst I sleep. A version similar to that quoted at the beginning of this article was first recorded by Sabine Baring-Gould in 1891, and it survived as a popular children’s prayer in England into the twentieth century.
Words of a children’s prayer : 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”.
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.
” Angel of God ” is a Roman Catholic traditional prayer for the intercession of the guardian angel, often taught to young children as the first prayer learned. It serves as a reminder of God’s love, and by enjoining the guardian angel to support the child in a loving way, the prayer echoes God’s abiding love.