“ 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.”
Mitchell and George W.
Now I lay me down to sleep , I pray the Lord my Soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, “Matthew, Mark, Luke and John” was once the best known prayer in England, used more often than the Lord’s Prayer .
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 .
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.
By praying every night , it gives you that chance to feel loved and supported every single day. That is something we all need to feel on a daily basis. When you take the time to pray at night , you’re setting yourself up for a good night’s rest. You can ask for answers in your dreams and then look for them!
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.
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.
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.
—used to express solemn ratification (as of an expression of faith) or hearty approval (as of an assertion)
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. )
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 is derived from the Hebrew āmēn, which means “certainty,” “truth,” and “verily.” It is found in the Hebrew Bible, and in both the Old and New Testament. In English, the word has two primary pronunciations: [ ah-men ] or [ ey-men ].
(Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep) Is it an old-fashioned usage of “pray”? I mean , the pattern “pray someone something to do something”.