At night I get nervous when I put my son to sleep. Even though he is inches from me, I worry that his blanket will go over his face or that something will happen to him in his sleep and I won't notice until morning. I find that it helps to say a nighttime prayer over my son so that I can go to sleep in peace. My prayer may be a little different each night, but it goes something like this:
Please protect Henry. Watch over him and keep him safe. Let him know how much we love him. Help him to grow into a kind, loving, and faithful adult. Help Derek and me be good parents to him and a good husband and wife to each other. Please bless our family and watch over everyone we love. Thank you for giving me such a beautiful son, a wonderful husband, and a perfect family. I am truly blessed and I owe that to you. Please keep us safe, happy, and healthy and help us to be the people you call us to be.
In your glorious name I pray, Amen.