Prayers for children

Now I lay me down to sleep.
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I should die before I wake
I pray the Lord my soul to take. Amen.

Gentle Jesus, meek and mild,
Look upon a little child
Make me gentle as Thou art,
Come and live within my heart.
Take my childish hand in Thine,
Guide these little feet of mine.
So shall all my happy days,
Sing their pleasant song of praise
And the world shall always see
Christ, the Holy Child, in me.
(Charles Wesley)

Dear Lord, of Thee three things I pray
To know Thee more clearly,
To love Thee more dearly,
And to serve Thee more nearly, every day. Amen

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.

Dear God, we are sorry for doing wrong. Please forgive us. Help us to forgive those who are unkind to us. Amen.

Lord Jesus, thank you for my friends, and the games and the fun that we share. Please help me to be a good friend to them. Amen.

Heavenly Father, hear our prayer,
Keep us in Thy loving care.
Guard us through the livelong day
In our work and in our play.
Keep us pure and sweet and true
In everything we say and do. Amen.

Forgive me if I have this day
Done any wrong in work or play,
Oh, help me always to do right,
And bless me every day and night. Amen

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 all we say,
To grow more loving every day. Amen

Good Night Prayer.
Father unto Thee I pray,
Thou hast guarded me all day,
Safe I am while in Thy sight,
Safely let me sleep tonight.
Bless my friends, the whole world bless.
Help me to learn helpfulness,
Keep me ever in Thy sight;
So to all I say good night. Amen.

Father in heaven,
Help Thy little children
To love and serve Thee
Throughout this day.
Help us to be truthful
Help us to be kindly.
That we may please Thee
In all we do or say. Amen
(Kate Douglas Wiggin)

I whisper little child
While you sleep,
As God’s angels
Gently peep
To watch over you
All the day
Whatever comes
In your pathway
Bless you my treasure
In beauty sleep. Amen

Father We Thank Thee
For flowers that bloom about our feet,
Father, we thank Thee.
For tender grass so fresh and sweet,
Father, we thank Thee.
For song of bird and hum of bee,
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.

For blue of stream and blue of sky,
Father we thank Thee,
For pleasant shade of branches high,
Father we thank Thee,
For fragrant air and cooling breeze,
For beauty of the blooming trees,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.

For this new morning with its light,
Father we thank Thee,
For rest and shelter of the night,
Father we thank Thee,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)