Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep


Psalm 4:8 – The Bible (NIV) – In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 23:1 – The Bible (NIV) – The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.


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About Carol Ann Hoel

The new me - Carol Ann. More suitably said, the old me in new circumstances of life. Again. My history has developed in parts and chapters. In person, I am Wife, Mom, Grandma, Author, and Writer, in that order, more or less. Life is good because God is good.
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25 Responses to Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

  1. Tekia says:

    In this we can have peace. Thanks for sharing Carol 🙂 Be blessed! XX

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  2. pattisj says:

    Are you sending me a personal message here? Like maybe I should go to bed? I’ve been catching up on blog reading, and realized it’s almost 1:30 a.m! I shall lie down now, and yes, I will rest in peace. Realized how very blessed we are when I saw the weather map this morning, and where the tornadoes touched down in a straight line to the south and north of us.

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    • The weather has been wild lately. I’m glad those storms missed you. Yes, it’s late and I’m still up, too. I guess we should go to bed, Patti. I like the simple statement in Psalm 23:1. I usually read it in the KJV, but the NIV says so sweetly – I lack nothing. God is SOOoooo good. I’m off to bed. Blessings to you, Patti…

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  3. trisha says:

    what a beautiful, blessed sleep it will be.

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    • Is it daytime where you are? It’s deep into the nighttime here. In fact, this is Monday already, in the wee small hours. Blessings to you, Trisha, whatever time it is. It’s a small world on the Internet. 🙂 Have a blessed sleep. I’m on my way to my pillow.

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  4. Liane says:

    I’ve just created a new confession list; I’m adding these to it 🙂

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  5. flyinggma says:

    How sweet, beautiful and peaceful! Blessings, Carol

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  6. Cindy says:

    Look at that sweet little face.
    Just popping in to wish you a wonderful week, you deserve it, Carol. xxx

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  7. Every time I see a picture of this nature, my first thought is that the child never suffer the horrors of this world. That only the very best things in life come its way.

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    • I know what you mean, Carl. Sweet innocence. Life is hard. We want so much to protect our littlest members of society. Without a thought to safety a baby lies sleeping. Yet, soon after birth even infants feel insecure. They long for the strong arms of protection to embrace them. Blessings to you, Carl…

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  8. elizabethre says:

    I love that scripture Carol Ann. I’ve used it many times over the
    years to help me sleep when I was worried or anxious. Thanks
    for reminding me it’s still there.

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  9. jannatwrites says:

    So true, Carol. I’ve had a lot of things on my mind lately. I’ll say a prayer tonight so that I might sleep peacefully 🙂

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    • Thank you for taking time to stop by, Janna. I appreciate it and your comment. I, too, must prepare for a good night’s rest by reminding myself that I and my loved ones are safe in His watchful care. Blessings to you…

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  10. Both of these passages are so needed right now with all the unrest that we are facing in our world and in society. Thanks for the reminder.

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  11. lesliepaints says:

    I have a needlepoint done by three generations of women of this poem. Very dear to my heart it is. Adorable baby picture!

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    • Are you talking about this:

      Now 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.

      My grandmother taught me and my sister that poem when I was a child. It was our nighttime prayer.

      Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. Blessings to you, Leslie…

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  12. Chloe says:

    Such peaceful words contained in these verses…and you have chosen the perfect image to portray that peace and comfort.

    Have a great weekend my friend xx

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