NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP

From all-creatures.org
Prayers of Compassion

NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP
By Tammy C. Smith

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord his creatures keep
Safe from harm and danger fate
I pray the Lord his creatures take

To a place of love and kind
Where only peace will they find
In His presence filled with light
No more hunger, no more fright.

As I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord no creatures weep
But only dwell in loving hands
And find respect of Godly man ,

To know the love of His great earth
With pelt and flesh and bone no worth ,
Not as game or sport or hunted
But to live as God intended

With dream and slumber shall I breathe
I pray the Lord my prayer receive
And should I die before I wake
I pray the Lord my creatures take .

AMEN