Bedside Prayers

Bedside Prayers

by June Cotner


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A delightful little nightstand companion to make prayera natural part of every day.

Greet the day with a celebration of sunrise -- and close it with deep appreciation for life's daily gifts and lessons. Here in one charming volume -- compiled by the author of the popular gift book Graces  find an uplifting collection of readings, prayers and poems arranged in specific sections to make the joys of prayer a simple, natural part of each day. Special prayers bring motivation to Morning, and lullabies and musings help us focus on the peace of Nightfall. Other readings offer inspiration or comfort or guide us gently through private Reflections. Bedside Prayers  is a lovely little gift book for anyone who would like to make the enjoyment of daily prayer as constant as the risings and settings of the sun.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062515292
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/05/1997
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 253,198
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 5.68(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

June Cotner is the author of the celebrated Graces, Bedside Prayers, Get Well Wishes, Animal Blessings and Family Celebrations. She lives with her husband, two wayward dogs, and two stray cats in Poulsbo, Washington, just outside of Seattle.

Read an Excerpt

Chapter One


In All Endeavors

In all endeavors
Strive to celebrate
The spirit of the warrior ...
Whether tending to the flower garden
Or searching for the heart of the divine.

Jo-Anne Rowley

These Are The Gifts I Ask

These are the gifts I ask
Of Thee, Spirit serene:
Strength for the daily task,
Courage to face the road,

Good cheer to help me bear the traveler's load,
And, for the hours of rest that come between,
An inward joy of all things heard and seen.

Henry Van Dyke
Bedside Prayers. Copyright © by June Cotner. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Table of Contents


  • 1. Inspiration
  • 2. Comfort
  • 3. Reflections
  • 4. Nightfall
  • 5. Morning

What People are Saying About This

Jack Canfield

Once again, as she did with GRACES, June Cotner has compiled a beautiful and highly readable book. Let it find a permanent place on your night stand.
— Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul


I hope Bedside Prayers will give you the comfort of a warm blanket, the inspiration of a shooting star, and reflections for living life well. The book is divided into five sections.
I envision readers will turn to the "Inspiration" chapter when life is going well and they have energy to give to others. The "Comfort" chapter will offer solace during times of disappointment, sadness, and setbacks. A person in a peaceful, contemplative frame of mind might turn to the "Reflections" section. The "Nightfall" chapter should provide the perfect sleep enticement. And the "Morning" chapter will give good and inspiring thoughts on carrying through the day - and offer ideas on how we can kindly give back to others.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a small book that takes up so little space on the nightstand or in the suitcase. Yet I have reached for it again and again over the year both at home and while traveling because it never fails to offer a poignant verse for whatever mood I'm in at the time. This is a lovely source of comfort, solace, joy and peace for whenever anyone needs to make sense out of the senseless. It makes a nice gift too.