An Evening Prayer for Children, or a Reliable Alarm Clock
O Lord, enliven our womb and fill our quiver so that you may awaken us each morning to the great responsibility of forming our children to love you and love others, that they would see us eager to labor and so be eager themselves in building your kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Patter their feet so we hear and attend. Shuffle their toys so we care and befriend. Open anew our eyes this morning to see our children as gifts given again to us this day. Grant us child-like wonder for the children in our home or those who have matured into adulthood. If they do not wake us in eager expectation for the day, alarm us to rise and awaken them with joyous greetings of mercies new. Amen.