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I pray the Lord my soul to take

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

YUCAIPA, CA – I remember back when I was a little boy, my mother pulling the covers up tight all around me and clasping my hands together in prayer like all good Catholic mothers did with their children at bedtime.

And then we would recite the bedtime prayer that she insisted I repeat over and over until the words were forever locked in my memory.

“Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray to the Lord my soul to keep…”

Looking back and seeing myself lying as an innocent little cherub in bed, I can’t imagine the Lord not wanting to keep my soul. But that was then.

He might not be so willing today.

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