Friday, July 31, 2009

Saturday 8/1/09 - "NOW I LAY ME"


"NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP"

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
Bless and watch me through the night,
And wake me with the morning light.

(18th century children's prayer. Version printed in "The New England Primer".)

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"NOW I LAY MY SELF-WILL DOWN"

Now I lay my self-will down
And ask dear God, please keep me sound
In body and soul, in spirit and mind
May all these parts become aligned.

(July 31, 2009 prayer. Taken from "Prayer Girl's Mind.)

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"NOW I LAY MY OWN LIFE DOWN"

Now I lay my own life down
To help the lost who now may drown
In that sadness sea that drink creates
My heart your outstretched hand awaits

(July 31, 2009 prayer. Taken from "Prayer Girl's Mind.)

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"NOW I PICK THE TWELVE STEPS UP"

Now I pick the twelve steps up
To get a look inside - closeup
To lead and guide to God above
And find that place inside of love

(July 31, 2009 prayer. Taken from "Prayer Girl's Mind.)

Prayer Girl

10 comments:

Steve E. said...

Excellent blog, girl! I really mean it! Thanks.

Cindy said...

goooood. oh so good.

Hope said...

Oh, I love these variations.

Andrew said...

And find that place inside of Love. Beautiful.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Beautiful beautiful!!!

The first prayer, that's the one my grandma taught me when I was a wee girl.

Reading it brought an amazing feeling of peace and love....

I especially loved the "self-will" poem!

Madison said...

Couldn't get any better than that.

Gin said...

Oh this is goooooood!

Just Be Real said...

Oh this is so sweet! ((((PG))))

Shadow said...

wow, great variations!

Tall Karen said...

I just love home-made prayers. I think God loves them too. I can imagine He gets pretty bored hearing the rote prayers over and over. Thanks for sharing your prayers.