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Really Woolly Bedtime Prayers
By Bonnie Rickner Jensen, Julie Sawyer Phillips
Thomas NelsonCopyright © 2014 Bonnie Rickner Jensen
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The Shepherd Listens
The Lord listens when I pray to him. PSALM 4:3
The Shepherd listens when I pray, To each and every word I say.
He hears my voice; He knows the sound. His angels gather all around.
He keeps me safe; He's always there, To guard my life with tender care.
Dear God, thank You for always listening when I pray.
The Shepherd Loves
"God loves you very much." DANIEL 10:19
God loves you, you should know, Every finger, every toe.
God loves you, strong and true, Top to bottom, through and through.
God loves you, here and there, Anytime and anywhere.
God loves you, far and wide— Can you feel His love inside?
Dear God, thank You for loving me with all Your heart.
The Shepherd Smiles
May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you. NUMBERS 6:25 (NLT)
The Shepherd smiles down on you With blessings every day.
He loves to do good things for you And listens when you pray.
He wants the very best for you; He always knows what's right.
So loved, so cherished, and so blessed— You are His delight!
Dear God, thank You for blessing my life with smiles and grace.
The Shepherd Watches
The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever. PSALM 121:8 (NLT)
I come and I go. I'm fast and I'm slow. But I'm never, ever alone.
I run and I play. I sit and I stay. But I'm never, ever alone.
I jump up and down. I spin all around. But I'm never, ever alone.
My Shepherd is there— He's everywhere, And that can be written in stone.
Dear God, thank You for watching over me wherever I go.
The Shepherd Rescues
"I will rescue you and save you," says the Lord. JEREMIAH 15:20
The Lord, He is my Shepherd; He keeps me by His side.
He guards my steps And holds my hand, In case I slip or slide.
The Lord, He is my hero; He rescues me from harm.
From troubles big And worries small, From danger and alarm.
Dear God, thank You for rescuing me from trouble.
The Shepherd Cares
Give all your worries to him, because he cares for you. 1 PETER 5:7
I give God all my worries; He takes away my fear.
I call on Him when I'm afraid, Because He's always near.
I ask, and He protects me. My dreams are gently blessed.
I know He loves me very much— Because He cares the best.
Dear God, thank You for taking care of me all through the night.
The Shepherd Sings
The Lord will be happy with you.... He will sing and be joyful about you. ZEPHANIAH 3:17
The Shepherd sings a happy song, When He thinks of you.
The melody goes all day long, And fills the nighttime too.
The sun comes up, the sun goes down; The music keeps on playing.
You bring Me joy by being you! Is what the Lord is saying.
Dear God, thank You for singing a joyful song over me.
The Shepherd Teaches
Those who obey what they have been taught are happy. PROVERBS 29:18
Learn what is good and right and true. Do what the Shepherd teaches you.
Love God more than any other. Listen close to father and mother!
Love your neighbor, be polite, Trust the truth, and shine your light.
Keep your heart from staying mad, And let your tears out when you're sad.
Lift your hope up to the sky— And let your cares go flying by!
Dear God, thank You for teaching me what is true and good.
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