Years of teaching preschoolers taught me to appreciate short prayers that three-year-olds can easily memorize. Many times the children would introduce the prayer to their parents at family meal times, and a new tradition would be born.
For each new morning with it’s light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything thy goodness sends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)