What inspired me about these prayers was the specific prayers to say while undressing and washing. I like how they remind the children (and parents) about their salvation, when usually we are too busy thinking about our day to think about God.
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
With God another day begins:
Direct it in Thy way,
And, Jesus, keep me from all sins
At home, at work, at play.
As now I clothe myself, O Lord,
To Thee I humbly pray:
O let me ever heed Thy word,
And always with Thee stay.
The water flowing from Thy side
Is, dearest Lord, a saving Tide;
O let it cleanse me my salvation win.
Now kneel, fold the hands, and say:
O God, my Father, Thy sweet care
Has o’er me watched the livelong night!
For all the blessings that I share,
I praise Thee in the morning light.
Protect me also through the day
From sin, from evil, from distress;
Whate’er I do, or think, or say,
O best of Fathers, do Thou bless!
My Guardian Angel, thee I pray,
Stand at my side by night and say.
O Mary, pray before God’s throne
For me to Jesus Christ, Thy Son,
Whom we all love, whom we adore,
Whom we praise forevermore. Amen.
To purify the intention for the day, say:
All praise and honor be to Thee,
Thrice Blessed, Holy Trinity;
Whatever I may do or say,
For Thee it be, my God, today.
Forsake me not when dangers loom,
And save me from eternal doom.
When the child cannot be present at Holy Mass, let it say:
Hark! I hear the little bell
Calling to Holy Mass.
Dearest Lord, Thou knowest full well
It calls in vain for me.
Dear angel, do thou take my place
And when ‘tis over bring to me
Rich blessings full of grace.
– from Mother Love, p. 21