Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John,
bless the bed that I lie on.
Before I lay me down to sleep,
I give my soul to Christ to keep.
Four corners to my bed,
four angels there aspread,
two to foot, and two to head,
and two to carry me when I'm dead.
I go by sea, I go by land,
the Lord made me by his right hand.
If any danger comes to me,
Sweet Jesus Christ, deliver me.
He's the branch, and I'm the flower,
pray God send me a happy hour.
And if I die before I wake,
I pray that Christ my soul will take.
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.
child's bedtime prayer - 18th century
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray my sanity to keep
For if some peace I do not find,
I'm pretty sure I'll lose my mind.
I pray I find a little quiet
Far from the daily family riot.
May I lie back - not have to think
About what they're stuffing down the sink,
Or who they're with, or where they're at
And what they're doing to the cat!
I pray for time all to myself
(Did something just fall off a shelf?)
To cuddle in my nice, soft bed
(Oh no, another goldfish - dead!)
Some silent moments for goodness sake
(Did I just hear a window break?)
And that I need not cook or clean,
(Well heck, I've got the right to dream!)
Yes, now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray my wits about me keep,
But as I look around I surely know,
I must have lost them years ago!
Now I lay me down to sleep.
I pray the Lord my shape to keep.
Please no wrinkles, please no bags-
And, please lift my rump before it sags.
Please no age spots, please no gray-
And, as for my belly, please take it away.
Please keep me healthy, please keep me young-
And, thank you Dear Lord for all that you've done!
THE TRUTH IN 13 WORDS...
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering
what the heck happened!
Why I'm So Tired
For a couple years I've been blaming it on iron poor blood,
lack of vitamins, exercise, dieting and a dozen other maladies.
But now I found out the *real* reason;
I'm tired because I'm overworked. Let me explain...
The population of the United Stated is 239 million.
106 million are retired.
That leaves 133 million to do the work.
There are 83 million who are underage or still in school,
and 30 people who are still working on their PhD's since the 50's,
which leave 49.99997 million to do the work.
Four million, four hundred ninety nine thousand,
nine hundred seventy are in the Armed Forces,
which leaves forty five and a half million to do the work.
Of this there are 29.4 million employed by the federal government.
This leaves 18.5 million to do the work.
Half that many work for State and City Governments,
and leaving 1,400,000 to do the work.
Now, there are 895,798 people in prisons,
so that leaves 504,202 to do the work.
There are 504,200 people being treated in hospitals,
at doctor appointments, or on sick leave today.
That leaves just two people to do the work.
You and me.
And you're sitting there playing around on the Internet!
I think about a nursery
And I picture curly heads
And one by one I count them
As they slumber in their beds
If you're worried
And you can't sleep
Just count your blessings
Instead of sheep
And you'll fall asleep
Counting your blessings
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