PRAYERS FOR CHILDREN TO USE

GOOD MORNING, JESUS

 

Jesus, you are good and wise

I will praise you when I rise.

Jesus, hear this prayer I send

Bless my family and my friends.

Jesus, help my eyes to see

All the good you send to me.

 

Jesus, help my ears to hear

Calls for help from far and near.

Jesus, help my feet to go

In the way that You will show.

Jesus, help my hands to do

All things loving, kind, and true.

Jesus, guard me through this day

In all I do and all I say.

Amen.

 

-- Author Unknown

 

MORNING PRAYER FOR CHILDREN

 

For this new morning with its light,

For rest and shelter of the night,

For health and food, for love and friends.

For everything Thy goodness sends,

We thank Thee, dearest Lord.

 

Amen.

 

-- Author Unknown

 

THANK YOU, GOD

 

Thank you for the world so sweet,

Thank you for the food we eat,

Thank you for the birds that sing,

Thank you God for everything.

 

Amen.

 

-- Author Unknown

 

GOD MY FRIEND

 

God, my friend, it is time for bed.

Time to rest my sleepy head.

I pray to you before I do.

Please guide me down the path that's true.

 

God, my friend, please bless my mother,

All your children--sisters, brothers.

Oh! And then there's daddy, too--

He says I am his gift from you.

 

God, my friend, it is time to sleep.

I thank you for a soul unique,

And thank you for another day,

To run and jump and laugh and play!

 

God, my friend, it is time to go,

But before I do I hope you know,

I am thankful for my blessing, too,

And God, my friend, I love you.

 

-- by Michael J. Edger III MS

 

FATHER, WE THANK THEE

 

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.

 

Help us to do the things we should,

To be to others kind and good;

In all we do, in work or play,

To grow more loving every day.

 

-- Rebecca Weston - 1890

 

CHILDREN'S BEDTIME PRAYER

 

Now I lay me down to sleep,

I pray the Lord my soul to keep:

May God guard me through the night

And wake me with the morning light.

Amen.

 

-- Traditional