“ 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.”
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.
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.
—used to express solemn ratification (as of an expression of faith) or hearty approval (as of an assertion)
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.
But if you can stand, the prayer protocol is that one must stand to offer the prayer and if you can sit but can ‘t stand, then sitting is acceptable etc. However, if you want to offer the prayer lying in bed even if you can stand or sit, it’s between you and God. You can pray anywhere.
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. Amen.
Jesus said, “ Sleep and take your rest later on” (Matthew 26:45). There’s a time for everything (Ecclesiastes 3:1). While sleeping in place of physically working is definitely condemned in the Bible , perhaps what is even more hurtful to ourselves is when we sleep in place of prayer.
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.
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. )
In all we do, in work or play, to grow more loving every day. 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. Nothing is outside of your redeeming love, might I rest now in the knowledge that you will light my path and guide my life.
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”.