A Child’s Prayer
Almighty and most Merciful God
Who, when little children born again of water
depart this mortal life, doest forthwith,
without any desert of other, bestow upon
them life everlasting, as we believe thou hast
done to this little child, grant we beseech thee,
that through the intercession of the Blessed
Virgin Mary and of all thy saints. We may
serve thee here with pure minds and be
forever united to the blessed little ones in paradise.
Through Christ our Lord.
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-
May God bless all those I love.