I do not wait to say my prayers when the day is done,
I need to get my plea to God before the day’s begun.
For when I lay me down at night to sleep,
My sanity, I probably did not keep.
So, Our Father who art in heaven, please hear my prayer.
Help me find my keys and get the gum out of the baby’s hair.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of scattered toys, I will be calm.
I’ll answer all their questions without saying, “because I’m your mom”
When all three kids are screaming and crying that life’s not fair,
Help me not totally blow it and pull out all my hair.
Give me patience as I scrub the crayon off the wall,
Please let them be quiet just once as I take another phone call.
Give me courage as we go to the grocery store,
And silence the mouth of the toddler who repeats the word I swore.
Give me stamina to last until I put them all to bed.
And help me remove the paint from the dog’s head.
My God and my coffee will strengthen me today
Dear Lord, hear these words I pray.