Prayers For Children


Prayers For Children

At Meals, bedtime and anytime

Prayers at Meals

A Child’s Grace

God is great and God is Good,

And we thank God for our food;

By God’s hand we must be fed,

Give us Lord, our daily bread. Amen.

— Traditional

A Child’s Prayer for Morning

Now, before
I run to play,

Let me not forget to pray

To God who kept me through the

And waked me with the morning light.
Help me, Lord, to love thee

Than I ever loved before,

In my work and in my play

Be thou
with me through the day.


— Author Unknown

Angel Prayer

Angel of God, my guardian dear,

to whom God’s
love commits me here;

Watch over me throughout the night,

keep me safe
within your sight.

— Traditional

God Hear My Prayer
God in heaven hear my prayer,

keep me in thy loving care.

Be my guide
in all I do,

Bless all those who love me too.


— Traditional

Prayer for Students

God of Light and Truth,

you for giving me

a mind that can know

and a heart that can love.
me to keep learning every day of my life,

for all knowledge leads to you.

Let me be aware of your presence

in all things and at all times.
me when work is difficult

and when I am tempted to give up;

me when my brain seems slow

and the way forward is difficult.
Grant me
the grace to put my mind to use

exploring the world you have created,

confident that in you there a wisdom

that is real.


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Angel Blessing at Bedtime

bless and angels keep

Angels guard me while I sleep

Bless my heart and
bless my home

Bless my spirit as I roam

Guide and guard me through the

and wake me with the morning’s light.


— Traditional

A Child’s Evening Hymn

I hear no voice, I feel no

I see no glory bright;

But yet I know that God is near,

In darkness as in light.
God watches ever by my side,

And hears my whispered

A God of love for a little child

Both night and day does care.

— Anonymous

Child’s Prayer

Dear God most
high, hear and bless

Thy beasts and singing birds:

And guard with tenderness

Small things that have no words.

— Traditional


God is great! God is good!

Let us thank God for our


— Traditional

For Happy Hearts
We thank Thee Lord, for happy hearts,

For rain and sunny weather.

We thank Thee, Lord, for this our food,

And that we are together.

— Traditional

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.


— Traditional

23rd Psalm for Students

The Lord is
my Shepherd, I shall not flunk

He keepeth me from lying down when I should
be studying

He leadeth me beside the water cooler for a study break

restores my faith in study guides

He leads me to better study habits

my grades’ sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of borderline grades

I will not have a nervous breakdown

For thou art with me

My prayers and
my friends, they comfort me

Thou givest me the answer in moments of blankness

Thou anointest my head with understanding

My test paper runneth over with
questions I recognise.

Surely passing grades and flying colours shall follow

All the days of my examinations

And I shall not have to dwell in this
exam hall forever.

— Author Unknown

Child’s Prayer for

Angel of God, my Guardian dear,

To whom God’s love
commits me here;

Ever this day, be at my side

To light and guard

rule and guide.

— Traditional

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