Bedtime prayer can be a bit chaotic at times at our house. Getting our daughter to focus is a key theme each evening. That is why I found this article on bedtime prayer so encouraging. (Thanks you Andy.)
So, I have some memorizing to do. I'm starting with the Apostles' Creed because although it is familiar, I've always wanted to know it by heart. Now I have application purposes.
Best Wishes in your bedtime prayer routines,
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended to the dead.* On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
*or "he descended into hell," another translation of this text in widespread use.