Friday, August 05, 2011

a prayer

As 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.

Words that take on an unbelievable poignancy when recited by a 49-year-old homeless alcoholic.


Gledwood said...

Lots of things take on a poignancy at certain times and they really make you count your blessings: know what I mean...

Leslie: said...

Wow! You are so right! When my children were small, I changed the words to Guide me safetly through the night, Wake me with the morning light. I thought that was better for children.