A Child's Nighttime Prayer

God bless me

Make me good

Help me behave the way I should.

Show me a path

Give me a light

Lead me from darkness all through the night.

Let me be happy and thankful I pray

Thoughtful and kindly in every way

And please, bless my family,

Keep watch through the night.

And when I'm asleep

Please kiss me goodnight.


          Linda Eshelman 1972