Do you say your prayers before going to bed?

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
September 30, 2009 11:09am CST
When I was little I can remember saying my prayers every night before going to bed. My mom would make sure that I did. Sadly though, now that I'm older, I don't seem to say them that often. I'm trying my best to start saying them again every night though. Do you say your prayers before going to bed every night?
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@babyangie27 (5177)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Yes I can not go to sleep without saying a prayer. Of course I don't sleep all that much anyway but for the hour or so I do sleep I have to say a prayer before I do. My parents were never really into that when I was younger but I myself made the step to do it every night.
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Oct 09
That's good that you remember every night to say them. Why do you only sleep for an hour a night?
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• United States
1 Oct 09
my daughter has epilepsy,cerebral palsy,developmental delay and only one kidney. Her seizures are changing and I fear for her because of my own anxiety and bi polar so my mind is always thinking the worst. SO I check on her often at night which leaves me with little to no sleep.
• United States
30 Sep 09
Yes I say them every night and have as long as I can remember. Occasionally I fall asleep before I can finish them so I remember to say them again the next morning! The Lord's Prayer is the only one I say by rote but all the rest is just long conversation when I thank my Lord for all my blessings and ask his advice about any problems I may have.
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Oct 09
That is a good prayer to say every night. I know sometimes I feel like I have too much to say and get very sleepy too.
• India
30 Sep 09
I make it a point to say some prayers to my god everyday,in night before I go to sleep. I have been doing it for a long time. It is my way of thanking god, for the things which he done to me on that day, and hope that the next day will bring more happiness.
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Oct 09
That is very good. It's a nice thing to do isn't it?
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
30 Sep 09
Hi Shar, Unfortunetely,I did say any prayers before going to bed. I am a buddhist and normally I will go to temple to pray when I feel like going. I am not doing it every month. I believe i should start visiting temple more often for praying.It does good for me and my families too.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I think you are right. It does do you good.
@bettydeng5 (1709)
• China
30 Sep 09
I say prayers when I lying at the bed before getting sleep, I can get a good sleep after I did that, and it gets a custom, I think you can get calm, and have a good dream when you say prayers, do you?
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I agree it is calming to say prayes before bedtime. Very peaceful.
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
30 Sep 09
yes and numerous times thru out the day, when certain things arise
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I do that sometimes to depending on what comes up.
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
30 Sep 09
I always say a prayer every evening before i go to bed. and i also say a prayer every morning when i wake up.
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Oct 09
That's a good thing to do. I sometimes say a prayer before a long travel or some other event too.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
30 Sep 09
I pray first thing in the morning, before getting out of bed and last thing at night after getting into bed, I will usually go to sleep after prayer for several hours, then I am often wakeful in the middle of the night. But these are habits formed in childhood.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Oct 09
That's good. I wonder if you pray in the middle of the night too if you'll fall back asleep.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I've tried that and it doesn't work.
@meapas (2433)
• India
30 Sep 09
Yes I do pray before going to bed and after I wake up in the morning. I just say the prayers in my mind looking at the picture. When ever I see God's picture I say a prayer. Though this has become a habit I never visit church or temple for that matter any religious place.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Sounds like you're doing a good job with your prayers.
@meapas (2433)
• India
1 Oct 09
To be very honest this is the secret weapon of one's life. This is the most powerful and unseen support system. I don't want to make a mockery of it and so no public show.
@jdyrj777 (6549)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Im the opposite if that. We were never told to say prayers when we were little. I remember being a preschooler and going to church school every sunday for a short time. We were heathens. I later in my life learn spiritual things on my own. I pray everday, many times now. Jahovah is my best friend.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Oct 09
That's good that you sought out prayer on your own.
@jdyrj777 (6549)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Thank you. Sometimes when your parents bring you up ina certian denomanation people just stay with that without questioning. I sought out and studied and asked questions. Certian churchs could not answer my questions. I searched till i found studies that didnt contridict itself.
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
I say my prayers before I go to sleep. But sometimes when I'm so tired I just fall asleep without knowing I already forgot to pray. I always do my best not to forget to pray.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I know how hard it can be to remember when you are so tired.
@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Sadly to say for me, I don't say them all the time either, I try to remember to but I forget most of the time, and whenever I do say my prayers I don't think I ever finish I usually end up falling asleep right in the middle of it..ha. I'm trying my best tho to remember to say them.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Oct 09
It's o.k. I think saying them sometimes is better than not at all.
@cynthiann (18618)
• Jamaica
30 Sep 09
Yes. It has been a habit that I have done from I was about 4 years old. I also say an act of contrition asking God to forgive my sins. I believe it the power of prayer. I have 3 people in my life that are seriously ill and over the weekend I did a 24 hour prayer. For 24 hours I prayed a decade of the Rosary day and night for God to spare the lives of my three friends. Well, one is a step niece and she is dying of in-operable cancer and will leave two little boys - 5 & 6 years old. Our family is traumatised.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Oct 09
You have alot to pray for. Glad to hear you pray a lot. I hope your prayers are answered.
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
30 Sep 09
No, i don't nor count my blessings like i should either. I do pray but it might be anytime. I was taught to pray by a great aunt when i was small. I always said prayers w/mychildren at bedtime. I can rememver they always blessed everybody & everything, it was so cute.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I think it's good to pray anytime really.
@dragon54u (31651)
• United States
30 Sep 09
I don't sleep well if I don't have a nightly talk with God. I think that thanking Him for all the great things He's done for me kind of settles my mind into a positive place and makes it easier for me to fall asleep. I pray briefly when I wake up, too, asking for strength to get through the day and thanking Him for yet another beautiful day in my life.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Oct 09
That's a good thing you do - praying at night and morning. You give me inspiration.
@Humbug25 (12551)
30 Sep 09
Hi ya Shar19 I am not really that religious so I don't pray at all. I used to when I was younger as I was part of the church, going to Sunday School and so forth. My parents aren't religious either, in fact my father is an atheist!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Well I guess that makes sense why you don't pray.
• United States
23 Oct 09
Some nights the kids & I say the lil dity that starts "now I lay me down to sleep,,,,," Thats the only prayer I even know, my mom was not a very religious person so I do not know as much as others do on the subject.
• United States
15 Oct 09
We should all spend personal time with God, I say prayers with my kids at night.