Bedtime Prayer

by Jeff Harter

Now I lay me down to sleep.

I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to keep.

Forgive the wrong I’ve done today,

take all my anxious thoughts away.

Assure me that I’ve done my best,

and now it’s time for me to rest.

Guide me through the starry night,

and wake me with the morning’s light.

I pray, Thine angels from above

guard me with Thy mighty love.

If I should die before I wake,

I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to take.

If I should live another day,

lead me in your narrow way.

Amen.