A Prayer for Peace
Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray thee Lord, my soul to keep. A bedtime prayer for children, that God would watch over them ‘til they wake. Then, in childlike faith, they slip into a peaceful sleep. David echos that faith in Psalm 4: 6b-8: “Smile upon us, LORD! You make me happier than those who have abundant grain and wine. I will lie down and sleep peacefully, for you, LORD, make me safe and secure.” Now I rise to start the day. I pray thee Lord to guide my way, and if I wander from my Guide, I pray your peace till even tide.