Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bedtime Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my fears to keep.
I ask my God: these burdens, take;
And while I sleep, new dreams to make.
Be my peace and be my breath;
In every fiber, let me rest.
Chase the doubts that haunt my night,
Bring mercies new in morning light.

5 comments:

Sarah said...

I love this version. Much better than the traditional one (which I will try to avoid teaching Jack -- don't need him to worry about dying in the middle of the night!)

Wendy said...

I will start using this! Thank you for sharing!

Reboloke said...

I like this prayer. As someone whose anxiety often kicks in at bedtime I appreciate the way it acknowledges those fears and anxiety.

Rachel Hackenberg said...

Thanks, Wendy!

Rachel Hackenberg said...

Beth, I keep returning to this prayer to find peace at bedtime. Glad you like it too.