Isaac Watts

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Almighty God, the Maker of every Thing in Heaven and Earth ; the darkness goes away, and the day-light comes at thy command. Thou art good, and thou dost good continually. I thank thee that thou hast taken such care of me this night, and that I am alive and well this morning. Save me, O God, from evil all this day long, and let me love and serve Thee forever for the sake of Jesus Christ Thy Son. Amen.

Note, When the child is five or six years old, he may leave out this “Amen”, and enlarge this morning prayer a little by adding these two following paragraphs.

Bestow on me every good thing that I have need of for my body, and my soul. Assist me by thy Holy Spirit to do Thy will. Make me always afraid to offend Thee, and let me live and die in Thy favor. Hear the prayers of a child, Oh Lord, and pardon all my sins, because thy beloved Son died once on Earth for sinful creatures though He never sinned Himself, and now He lives in heaven to pray for them and save them. Let His Name be praised for ever and ever. Amen.

The young child’s prayer for the Lord’s Day, to be added to the morning prayer.

Suffer me not, O Lord, to waste this Thy day in sin and folly, but let me worship Thee with much delight. Teach me to know more of Thee and to serve Thee better than ever I have done before, that I may be fitter to dwell in heaven where Thy worship and service are everlasting. Amen.

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Oh Lord God Who knowest all things, thou seest me by night as well as by day. I pray Thee, for Christ’s sake, forgive me whatsoever I have done amiss this day, and keep me safe all this night while I am asleep. I desire to lie down under thy care and to abide forever under thy blessing, for Thou art a God of all power and everlasting mercy. Amen.

Note, When the child is five or six years old, he may leave out this “Amen”, and enlarge this evening prayer, by adding the two following paragraphs.

Bless all my friends [here the child may mention father and mother and other relations] as well as myself. Do good to them at all times and all places and help me always to serve them in love. And when I have done Thy will here, by Thy grace assisting me and enjoy’d Thy blessings on earth, then give my soul a place in heaven to dwell with thee there, and with Thy Son Jesus Christ. For heaven and earth, and all things in them, are Thine forever and ever. Amen.

The young child’s prayer for the Lord’s Day, to be added to the evening prayer.

Oh most gracious God, let me never forget the many good things that I have heard this day! But let them abide in my Heart so as to amend my life; that I may be able to give a good account of them to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, when He comes to judge the world at the last day. Amen.

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[/spoiler] [/tab] [tab title=”Bible Names Catechism”] Catechism of Old Testament Names
Catechism of New Testament Names
[/tab] [tab title=”Catechism of Bible Truths”] The First Catechism
The Second Catechism
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