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Now I lay me down to sleep?

Did/do you tell your kids this "prayer" ? Did/do you have them recite it as a nightly prayer?
The only reaon I am asking is because there is something about this "prayer" that disturbs me. It's the fact that it puts the idea that god would take them away from all that they know and love in the'r sleep that bothers me. I do not say this to my kids nor do I expect them to say it.
-Ashley

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spiritguide_23

Asked by spiritguide_23 at 10:29 PM on Feb. 8, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • we don't say memorized prayers. We start Dear Heavenly Father thank-you for ............... we pray that................ in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:32 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • I prefer the version my son's precious moments doll says:

    Now I lay me down to sleep
    I pray the lord my soul to keep
    And the angels watch me through the night
    and keep me in their blessed sight.

    The Pagan one is not disturbing either

    Now I lay me down to sleep
    In the twilight dark so deep
    Lord and Lady in thy light
    keep me safe and well this night.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:33 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • my kids & I say " now I lay me down to sleep I pray the lord my soul to keep may angels watch me through the night & wake me in the morning light" plus we pray from the heart as well
    maiahlynn

    Answer by maiahlynn at 10:35 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • This is how we say it......
    Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my sould to keep may angles watch me through the night until I wake at morning light amen
    mommymeg03

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 10:39 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • We do a similair variation-

    "Now I lay me down to sleep.
    I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
    Angels on my left and right,
    Keep me safe all though the night.
    Amen"
    IrishMommaC

    Answer by IrishMommaC at 10:44 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • we just say a prayer to our Heavenly Father thanking for blessings, asking for things we may need and to bless others and we close in the name of Jesus Christ.
    It's important for little ones to develop a relationship with thier Father in Heaven...
    I feel weird about set prayers like that.
    sandypops

    Answer by sandypops at 10:47 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Now I lay me down to sleep
    A bag of peanuts at my feet
    If I die before I wake
    Give them to my brother Jake.

    --MASH
    AissasMom

    Answer by AissasMom at 10:52 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • if it bothers you it is good you don't say it
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:04 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • I prayed as a child -
    Now I lay me down to sleep
    I pray the Lord my soul to keep
    And if I die before I wake
    I pray the Lord my soul to take

    Now, as a mother myself, we pray 4 prayers as a family before bed-
    Our Father
    Hail Mary
    Glory Be To The Father
    Fatima Prayer
    momov4kids

    Answer by momov4kids at 11:05 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • I remember it disturbing me even as a child, because it did not make sense that I wasn't allowed to talk about dying or anything of the sort, but it was in my daily prayer.
    momov4kids

    Answer by momov4kids at 11:07 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

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