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LITTLE FOLDED HANDS

Prayers for Children Compiled from Various Sources Revised Edition

Morning Prayers. 1. Now I awake and see the light; Lord, Thou hast kept me through the night. To Thee I lift my voice and pray That Thou wilt keep me through the day. If I should die before 'tis done, O God, accept me through Thy Son! Amen. 2. The morning bright With rosy light Has waked me from my sleep; Father, I own Thy love alone Thy little one doth keep. All through the day, I humbly pray, Be Thou my Guard and Guide; My sins forgive And let me live,

Blest Jesus, near Thy side. Amen. 3. Now I raise me up from sleep, I thank the Lord who did me keep, All through the night; and to Him pray That He may keep me through the day. All which for Jesus' sake, I say. Amen. 4. O help me, Lord, this day to be Thy own dear child and follow Thee; And lead me, Savior, by Thy hand Until I reach the heavenly land. Amen. 5. O Lord, my God, to Thee pray While from my bed I rise That all I do and all I say Be pleasing to Thine eyes. Amen. 6. Jesus, Lord, to Thee I pray, Guide and guard me through this day. As the shepherd tends his sheep. Lord, me safe from evil keep. Keep my feet from every snare, Keep me with Thy watchful care. All my little wants supply If I live or if I die. And when life, O Lord, is past,

Take me to Thyself at last. Amen. 7. In the early morning, With the sun's first rays. All God's little children Thank and pray and praise. I, too, thanks would offer, Jesus, Shepherd dear, For Thy tender pasture, For Thy guiding care. And I would implore Thee, Be with me this day, Lest I from Thee wander, Into danger stray. Amen. 8. For this new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends. For everything Thy goodness sends, We thank Thee, dearest Lord. Amen. 9. I thank Thee, Lord, for sleep and rest, For all the things that I love best, Now guide me through another day And bless my work and bless my play. Lord, make me strong for noble ends, Protect and bless my loving friends; Of all mankind good Christians make. All this I ask for Jesus' sake. Amen.

When at school and when at play. May I hate each evil thought. Keep my feet the whole day long. Amen. Never let me stray. Keep it gentle while I play. Amen. Every hour. Keep me all. Keep my hands from doing wrong. keep me all this day.10. Keep my feet from straying From the narrow way. 11. Keep my little tongue to-day. Amen. Guard me through the daytime. Jesus. 13. Jesus. Keep me in Thy footsteps. 12. Bless Thy lamb to-day. Help me love and trust in Thee Now and through eternity. O blessed Lord. Keep me ever Thy dear child. O Jesus mild. protect Thou me And my dear parents graciously. I pray. With Thy strong arm be ever near To brothers and to sisters dear. May I do all things I ought. . gentle Shepherd.

for the mercies of this night My humble thanks I pay And unto Thee I give myself To-day and every day. 16. Thy child accept and bless And lead me by Thy grace to-day . Whate'er I do. That as Thou willest. 14. Thy holy name be blest. From sin defend and keep me free. for His sake I pray. things great or small Whate'er I speak or frame. 15. Amen. I may live. be. Do all in Jesus' name. My Father. for another night Of quiet sleep and rest. 17. For all the joys of morning light. And what Thou willest. Lord. My Father. Amen. Help me a Christlike child to be. Now with the new-born day I give Myself anew to Thee. Amen. Amen.And all our loved ones in the land. Thy glory may I seek in all. Protect them with Thine own right hand.

Amen.In paths of righteousness. and remember me. that all my doings and life may please Thee. I thank Thee. Now I lay me down to sleep. through Jesus Christ. my heavenly Father. Lord. and I pray Thee that Thou wouldst keep me this day also from sin and every evil. Bless me. For into Thy hands I commend myself. I pray Thee. Evening Prayers. And this I ask for Jesus' sake. Dear Father in heaven. Let Thy holy angel lie with me. Amen. Lord. my body and soul. that Thou hast kept me this night from all harm and danger. . If I should die before I wake. Look down from above. 20. my soul to take. and all things. lay Thy hand on me. my soul to keep. 21. that the wicked Foe may have no power over me. Amen. 18. Savior. Thy dear Son. 19. I pray Thee. And those whom I love. Amen. Bless papa and mama.

Amen. Savior. Asking Thee to watch and keep And to send me quiet sleep. 23. Bring me safe to morning light. O bring me and all I love To Thy happy home above. Amen. In my little bed I lie: Heavenly Father. Now the light has gone away. The day is past and over. Awake me. and when The morning is breaking. listen while I pray. Amen. more like Thee. Amen. Lord. . Let my near and dear ones be Always near and dear to Thee.May angels guard over My slumbers. All thanks. Jesus. 22. 24. wash away All that has been wrong to-day. O Lord. keep Thou me through this night. keep me in Thy sight And save me through the coming night. Help me every day to be Good and gentle. Savior. to Thee! O Jesus. hear my cry.

Watch o'er a little child to-night. O Lord. Amen. That with the world. myself. tender Shepherd. 28. for Thy dear Son The ill that I this day have done. . Keep me this night. and Thee I. And keep me till the morning light Within Thine arms of love. Jesus. Amen. Thou art my Savior Kind and dear. Amen. Blest Savior from above. 27. Look down upon Thy little one! O Light of Light.25. And shed round me Thy presence bright. ere I sleep. The day is done. Forgive. I need not fear If Thou art near. 26. Through the darkness be Thou near me. O God the Son. hear me: Bless Thy little child to-night. at peace may be.

Keep me safe till morning light. At the close of every day. My thanks for all my blessings take And hear my prayer for Jesus' sake. Lord. Look in love and mercy mild. fed me. or heard. 31. . Bless the friends I love so well. Lord. Happy there with Thee to dwell. with me abide! When other helpers fail and comforts flee. Look upon Thy little child. The darkness deepens. Abide with me! Fast falls the eventide. Amen. Bless relatives and friends alway. 30. to Thee I kneel and pray. or said. Thou hast warmed me. Bless every deed and thought and word I've rightly done. Listen to my evening prayer. Amen. All this day Thy hand has led me. Lord. Help of the helpless. The wrongs I've done this day forgive. May my sins be all forgiven. O abide with me! Amen. Lord. clothed me. send me sleep that I may live. at last to heaven. 29. And I thank Thee for Thy care. Take me. Teach all the world to watch and pray.

Jesus' blood and righteousness My jewels are. who all my wants supply: And safely now I rest my head. 34. Amen. 33. And both when I sleep and wake Bless me for my Savior's sake. O keep me. Beneath Thine own almighty wings. Forgive my faults in work or play And listen to my evening prayer. my glorious dress. There pardon for my sins abounds.O forgive and wash away All my naughtiness this day. 32. All praise to Thee. I fall asleep in Jesus' wounds. Wherein before my God I'll stand When I shall reach the heavenly land. Amen. . this night For all the blessings of the light: Keep me. Amen. my God. Thy favor gives me daily bread And friends. 35. Yea. Lord. Amen. I have passed another day And come to thank Thee for Thy care. Preserved and guarded by Thine eye. King of kings.

36. For into Thy hands I commend myself. and all things. I pray Thee. I thank Thee. Let Thy holy angel be with me. Amen. 37. Abba. Before Meals. Jesus! Amen. 39. for Christ's sake. my body and soul. Amen. and graciously keep me this night. that the wicked Foe may have no power over me. I lift my heart to Thee And ask that free from peril The hours of night may be. O Jesus. my heavenly Father. through Jesus Christ. make their darkness light And guard me through the coming night. O Lord God.The toils of day are over. Amen. . and I pray Thee that Thou wouldst forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong. Thy dear Son. 38. that Thou hast graciously kept me this day. forgive me whatsoever I have done wrong this day and keep me safe all the night while I am asleep. Table Prayers.

44. and strength to us afford Through Jesus Christ. our blessed Lord. 41. Lord Jesus. bless what Thou hast given. bless this food For our everlasting good. Guide and lead us all the way In all that we may do and say. Father. Accept our praise and bless our food. from day to day Be Thou our Comfort. Be present at our table. Thou Giver of all good. Amen. 43. Come. Great God. and Stay. Be here and everywhere adored. Grace. Amen. Food. Jesus. O Bread of Life. Amen. health. Thy creatures bless and grant that we May feast in paradise with Thee. Amen.Abba. 40. Feed our souls with bread from heaven. 42. Amen. Lord. . be our Guest And let Thy gifts to us be blest. Amen.

O God! Amen. whether we eat or drink. Amen. our Lord. I shall not want. 51. The eyes of all wait upon Thee. Lord Jesus! Amen. O Lord. or whatsoever we do. Thanks be unto Thee. we may do it all in Thy name and to Thy glory. heavenly Father. bless us and these Thy gifts which we receive from Thy bountiful goodness. Amen. Grant us Thy grace. 49. 50. that. 46. Thanks. . After Meals. and Thou givest them their meat in due season: Thou openest Thine hand and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. Amen. 47. Amen. through Jesus Christ. The Lord is my Shepherd. 48. O Lord.45. Lord God.

Pray feed our souls. and forget not all His benefits. Amen. for His mercy endureth forever. Amen. We thank Thee. 53. Amen. for He is good. Bless the Lord. and all that is within me bless His holy name. O be Thou with us ever And save us from all sin. O give thanks unto the Lord. That Thou our Guest hast been. O Lord. Amen. dear Lord Jesus. with Thy Word. 55. 52. Amen. O my soul.We thank the Lord For meat and drink Through Jesus Christ. 54. accept our thanks for this and for all Thy blessings. through Jesus Christ. too. 57. 56. . Amen. Heavenly Father. We thank Thee for those gifts. O my soul. Bless the Lord.

bless His holy name. O Lord. We thank Thee. Amen. through Jesus Christ. Accept. our Lord. make us thankful and provide for all the needy. we thank Thee for our daily bread. who givest unto all their food. 61. through Jesus Christ. O my soul. 59. and His tender mercies are over all His works. Amen. May it increase our faith and lead us Our praise by godly lives to show. O my soul. now and evermore. May it strengthen and refresh our bodies! And we pray Thee. 60. That every deed and word may prove We trust and own our Father's love. Bless the Lord. for all Thy benefits. The Lord is good to all. 58. Bless the Lord. Prayers in Sickness. and all that is within me. our Lord. heavenly Father. our thankful praises For all Thy goodness did bestow. who livest and reignest forever and ever. . Amen.O God. Amen. Lord God. O Lord. Amen. nourish our souls with Thy heavenly grace. and forget not all His benefits.

Dear Lord. Look on me. help me believe that all things work together for good to them that love God. Redeemer. To recover from all ill. if it is Thy will. Help me. woes. have mercy upon me! Amen. 63. Lord. Tender Jesus. Amen. Amen. Amen. 66. but Thou art mighty.62. Help me. help me! Amen. In all my sorrows. I am weak. from whom all blessings flow. Dear Father. 65. 64. I lift my heart to Thee. O my God! Amen. meek and mild. conflicts. O Thou. . remember me. a little child. 67. Jesus.

Thou hast redeemed me with Thy blood. Hangs my helpless soul on Thee: Leave. Thou art my only Trust and God In every need. my Lord and Savior. my Savior. gracious God. 70. I cry to Thee. 69. Amen. Still bless me with Thy favor. Look upon me in tender mercy. Help me to bear my illness and grant that I may soon recover. Still support and comfort me. Forgive my sins. ah! leave me not alone. Amen. Thy child remain forever. Lord. Amen. . All my help from Thee I bring. it hath pleased Thee to visit me with sickness. All my trust on Thee is stayed. and if it be Thy will. Dear Father. Other refuge have I none. Heavenly Father. 72. and let me live. through Jesus Christ. Cover my defenseless head With the shadow of Thy wing! Amen.68. I know that Thou art too kind and good to send me anything but for my blessing. Thy child is sick. 71. raise me up and grant me health and strength.

Thou canst do all things. And when earthly things are past. Lord Jesus. to Thee. to Thee. my God. sister) and soon make her (him) well again. Nearer to Thee! E'en though it be a cross That raiseth me. Holy Jesus. 76. Nearer. I pray Thee to look upon me in tender mercy. look down from heaven upon my mama (papa. Amen. Lord Jesus Christ. brother. I come to Thee in this my sickness. 74. 73. . Amen. my God. my best Physician. Amen.Nearer. 75. Where no clouds Thy glory hide. my God. Birthday. Bring our ransomed souls at last Where they need no star to guide. Nearer to Thee. Still all my song shall be. to Thee. Nearer. every day Keep us in the narrow way. hear my prayer! Amen. Send Thy guardian angel to watch over me and soon make me well.

Faithful Shepherd. We thank Thee. Be Thyself my Treasure. with Thee beside me. So. lead me Where Thy steps are seen. 78. and health.As a little child relies On a care beyond his own. I shall never stray. Guard. heav'nly Father. For ev'ry earthly good. May my faith grow clearer. For life. and Guide! Amen. and clothing. Faithful Shepherd. Hold me fast and guide me In the narrow way.-Let me thus with Thee abide As my Father. Knows he's neither strong nor wise. Every gift and pain. Daily bring me nearer To the heavenly shore. Though none else I gain. Fears to stir a step alone. Amen. 77. . May I love Thee more! Hallow every pleasure. feed me In the pastures green. And for our daily food.

Amen. O God. 80. changing life Lead me day by day. 79. A soul unhurt by sin. For School and Church. Shine upon my way. be my Light. Nevermore to stray. . Who all good gifts bestowest: A pure and healthy frame O give me and within A conscience free from blame. Thou faithful God. Thou Fount that ever flowest. Lead me all the way. Amen. 81. Without whom nothing is. And whatsoe'er Thou sendest Make us therewith content. 82. Amen. Till I reach Thy home at last. Holy Jesus.O give us hearts to thank Thee. Through this tempting. Lord. For ev'ry blessing sent. be Thou my constant Guide. Amen.

let Thy blessing go with me to-day and grant that I may be . to us attend. Lord. O gracious Lord. teach us how to keep Thy day And lead and bless us all the way. Lord. Lord. And let Thy Holy Spirit teach. Amen. Direct me now. 85. Blessed Lord. Let me Thy Word still pure retain. Amen.Lord Jesus Christ. The power is Thine alone To make it spring and grow. 86. And let eternal life be found By all who hear the joyful sound. bestow. 84. 87. Thy Holy Spirit to us send. Amen. Assist Thy minister to preach. Amen. On what has now been sown Thy blessing. Let me Thy child and heir remain. To hear aright Thy holy Word. Amen. 83. open Thou my heart to hear And by Thy Word to me draw near.

Thus may we abide in union With each other and the Lord And possess. O give me Samuel's ear. Thy Word is cast Like seed into the ground. let me never forget the many good things that I have heard this day. With the Holy Spirit's favor. but let them abide in my heart. and to whom be glory forever and ever! Amen. Alive and quick to hear . to Thy great honor and glory. And the Father's boundless love. The open ear. 90. Amen. Almighty God. our Lord and Savior. so that I may amend my life. for whose sake I ask all blessings. our Savior. 89.obedient to my teachers and may learn with pleasure whatever I am taught. Now let the dew of heaven descend And righteous fruits abound. 91. 88. May the grace of Christ. O Lord. Rest upon us from above. Joys which earth cannot afford. in sweet communion. Amen. that I may be able to give a good account of them to Jesus Christ. when He comes to judge the world at the Last Day. Amen. O most gracious God.

Be in death Thy blessing given. Let our going out be blest. our grief and pleasure. That I from Thee no more may stray. 94.Each whisper of Thy Word. Adopt me for Thine own. 93. accept my heart this day And make it always Thine. And to obey Thee first of all. Among us with Thy Word And thus now and hereafter True peace and joy afford. And make us blest heirs of heaven. Amen. My God. Bless. Amen. Blest His name. Bless our entrance in like measure. Now our worship sweet is o'er-Singing. No more from Thee decline. . Amen. 92. Bless our bread. teaching. who fain would save us. hearing: Let us gladly God adore For His gracious strength and cheering. Anoint me with Thy heavenly grace. For the rich repast He gave us. Abide. Like him to answer at Thy call. O dear Redeemer. our toil and rest. O Lord. praying.

Then life shall be Thy service. Let every thought and work and word To Thee be ever given. Let us all with gladsome voice Praise the God of heaven.That I may see Thy glorious face And worship at Thy throne. O Lord Christ. Be Thou ever near us. Jesus. His own Son hath given. Christmas. Amen. Amen. Amen. Lord. 97. Help us to feed upon Thy Word. Grant us now a glad New Year. . Amen. to bid our hearts rejoice. Lord. hear us! Amen. 96. All that has been amiss forgive And let Thy truth within us live. Who. And death the gate of heaven. Dismiss us with Thy blessing. our Savior dear. 98. 95.

undefiled. and King-May we all Thy praises sing! Amen. 99. Lord. Descend to us. We see God's smile of love. . Come. Precious Babe of Bethlehem. Dear Jesus. General Prayers. Ah! dearest Jesus. 102. little Christmas Guest. so pure and mild.O holy Child of Bethlehem. dearest Savior. Gift of love to sinful men. O welcome. Upon Thy face. 100. from above. Be born in us to-day. Amen. Cast out our sin and enter in. Within my heart. Amen. our Savior. take my heart And let me ne'er from Thee depart. that it may be A quiet chamber kept for Thee. holy Child. Amen. we pray. Amen. Make Thee a bed. 101. Thou. soft.

Now. sad story Of Thy grief I read. . what Thou art. and mild. Thou art pitiful and kind: Let me have Thy loving mind. I shall then show forth Thy praise. Thou hast died for me. And dost plead for me. Thou shalt my example be. 104. Make me very thankful In my prayers to Thee. Fain I would be as Thou art: Give me Thy obedient heart. Make me fit to meet Thee In that happy land! Amen. meek. In Thy gracious hands I am. gentle Lamb. Live Thyself within my heart.103. Lamb of God. Make me very sorry For my sins indeed. tender Savior. Thou art gentle. Make me. Savior. Thou wast once a little child. When the sad. Jesus. I know Thou livest. Soon I hope in glory At Thy side to stand. Make me very thankful In my heart to Thee. Loving Jesus. I look to Thee.

and kind. Lord Jesus! I ask Thee to stay Close by me forever And love me. Then the world shall always see Christ. brighten Little deeds of toil. Amen. Amen. pure. the holy Child. Jesus. 106. Be near me.Serve Thee all my happy days. help my ears to hear Calls for help from far and near. Growing every day like Thee. in me. . Holy Spirit. I pray. and true. 105. Amen. Gentle. help my feet to go In the way that Thou wilt show. help my hands to do All things loving. Holy Spirit. help my eyes to see All the good Thou sendest me. Make us more like Jesus. may I helpful be. Jesus. Bless all the dear children In Thy tender care And take us to heaven To live with Thee there. kind. 107. Jesus. Jesus. give us Each a lowly mind. Jesus.

Pure and gentle. Lord. In our work and in our play. Jesus. help us Daily by Thy might What is wrong to conquer And to choose the right. Hear us. Who didst in the manger lie. When we learn and when we pray. Special Prayers. from Thy throne on high. Son of God most high. holy Jesus! May we ever try to be From our sinful tempers free.And our playful pastimes Let no folly spoil. like Thee. holy Jesus! Be Thou with us every day. Ever ready to obey. Amen. Glad to learn each holy way. holy Jesus! Jesus. holy Jesus! May we grow from day to day. Far above the bright blue sky. Look on us with loving eye. 108. . Holy Spirit. holy Jesus! Amen. Who upon the cross didst die-Hear us. Hear us. Hear us. Hear us.

Dear Father in heaven. Amen. bless. and strengthened. being warned. nurtured. through Jesus Christ. our Lord. 111. that we may continue to enjoy their loving care. that we may receive the crown of everlasting glory. who are to watch over us and provide for all our wants of body and soul. and grant us grace to believe Thy saving Gospel and obediently to follow the teachings of Thy Word. protect and prolong their life. who by Thy Son Jesus Christ didst give to Thy holy apostles many excellent gifts and commandedst them faithfully to feed Thy flock. our Lord Amen. and strengthen us that as obedient children we may be subject to their will and hold them in love and esteem. our Lord. comforted. Almighty and most merciful God.For Parents. we pray Thee. through Jesus Christ. For the Teacher. 110. who in Thy infinite goodness hast committed us unto the charge of loving parents. bless them with strength and patience so to guide our feeble footsteps that. through Jesus Christ. we may do all things well-pleasing to Thee and profitable to us. O almighty God. we beseech Thee. our pastor that he may diligently preach Thy holy Word. For the Pastor. . 109. Amen. we pray Thee. who in Thy goodness hast given us teachers that they may instruct and train us in all useful knowledge.

Give us this day our daily bread. For Thine is the kingdom. 114. . Psalm 23. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Father. Grant us. Our Father who art in heaven. The Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not want. The Lord's Prayer. forever and ever. and the glory. He leadeth me beside the still waters. But deliver us from evil. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 112. And lead us not into temptation. 113. Thy kingdom come. Amen. Christian death. Hallowed be Thy Name. and the power.For a Blessed End. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. While life's paths we still are pressing. steadfast faith And for Christ's sake grant the blessing Of a peaceful. 2. 1. Amen.

Son. Yea. He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. from whom all blessings flow. 115. and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. The Common Doxology. my cup runneth over. . Thy rod and Thy staff. 5. all creatures here below. Amen. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. Thou anointest my head with oil.3. 4. I will fear no evil. He restoreth my soul. they comfort me. ye heavenly host: Praise Father. Praise Him above. though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. for Thou art with me. Praise God. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies. 6. Praise Him. and Holy Ghost.