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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Nightly Prayers

Every night I pray with my girls before bedtime. I sit by their bed, rub their foreheads with my hands, tell them I love them, and say our prayers.

Every night I would pray the exact same words for Megan.

"Thank you, Jesus, for my Megan.
Give her a good night's sleep and protect her tonight.
Help her to not be afraid
And to always know that You are with her.
In Your Name, Amen."

I was always afraid that Megan would need something and not be able to tell me about it or that she would be afraid and I wouldn't know it.

Monica's prayer was:

"Now I lay me down to sleep.
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Let angels watch me through the night.
Until I wake with morning light."
(And then she could add anything else on her mind too)

Last night Monica and I were praying and Megan's prayer came to my head as it has almost every night since she's been gone. Monica and I prayed:

"Thank you, Jesus, for today.
Give us a good night's sleep and protect us tonight.
Help us to not be afraid
And to always know that You are with us.
And give Meggie a kiss for us too.
In Your Name, Amen."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very sweet Lori, I miss her too.

shan said...

I still pray for Marie most every night too... Megan's prayer is beautiful, in so few words you put everything needing said there:) Thank you for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

You are such a great mom, Lori. Thank you for sharing with your girls our Lord and Savior. He is our protector and our healer. I am glad that Monica is learning that too.
Mom