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Prompts to Help You Pray

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You may have heard this prayer over Christmastime, since it is used as the third verse to “Away in a Manger.” Some people say it was written by a Methodist Sunday School teacher in the nineteenth century; other people suggest that Martin Luther wrote all the verses when he originally composed the tune. Either way, they are a lovely appeal to Jesus’ love for us.


I love you, Lord Jesus,
I ask You to stay
Close by me forever,
And love me, I pray.

Bless all the dear children
In Your tender care,
And take us to Heaven
To live with You there.
In Jesus’ Name,

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