|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.
A Child’s Prayer for Morning
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
with me through the day.
— Author Unknown
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.
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.
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.
the grace to put my mind to use
exploring the world you have created,
confident that in you there a wisdom
that is real.
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.
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.
high, hear and bless
Thy beasts and singing birds:
And guard with tenderness
Small things that have no words.
God is great! God is good!
Let us thank God for our
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.
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.
23rd Psalm for Students
The Lord is
my Shepherd, I shall not flunk
He keepeth me from lying down when I should
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.
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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and
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He is the author of God and Science (John Knox Press, 1986).
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He is also editor of a new book, featuring articles by world class scientists and theologians, and illustrating the leading views on the relationship between science and religion:
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