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SPECIAL PRA Y ERS.
FOR A VERY YOUNG CHILD.
My heavenly Father; thou seest all I do, and hearest all I say. Thou art very kind to me.
I thank thee for all thy gifts; they are more than I can remember. O Lord, take care of me, and make me a good and happy child. Amen.
FOR A YOUNG CHILD.
My Father in heaven; thou art very great and good. Thou didst make the sun and the moon and the stars. Thou makest the clouds to move in the sky, and sendest down the rain from heaven. Thou makest the summer and winter. Thou keepest me alive in the day-time and in the night. Thou hast given me kind parents. I
thank thee for all these good things. I wish to love thee more and more every day, and to do what will please thee. I wish to love my parents more, and to do all they tell me. 0 Lord, look down upon me, and bless me, and make me a good and happy child. Amen.
FOR A YOUNG ORPHAN.
O my heavenly Father, to whom shall I
go but to thee? Thou feedest the young ravens when they cry. Thou art the father of the fatherless, and thy love is more tender than the love of a mother. I desire to put myself under thy heavenly care, since I have lost one [both] of my earthly parents. Save me from danger; from wicked actions and bad company. Give me good friends; and may those with whom I dwell be kind to me, and pray for me, and teach me what I ought to know. Let me not be a burden to any one, but may I be gentle, patient, industrious and honest, and find favor in the eyes of others by my good behavior. O Lord, do thou guide and bless me; and at my
death bring me home to the house of my heavenly Father where I may meet the good persons who have gone to happiness before me. Amen.