TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TO PRAY
DEAR MELBA: I've wanted to write this note to you for sometime. With the encouragement of my friend, Mrs. Walsie Peters, I decided it was time.
My idea has to do with children praying. If a person doesn't want to teach children to pray about dying, some changes could be made in their bedtime prayer:
“Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.”
Here are some different finishing lines. My favorite: “If I should live for other days, I pray the Lord to guide my ways.”
Others include: “Lord help me not retaliate, when someone wants to pick a fight.”
Another good finish could be: “I leave my prayers with you alone, whose wisdom is wiser than my own.”
June Tittsworth, Guthrie
DEAR MELBA: I saw this church sign in Hartshorne recently: TGIF — Today God is first.
Mary Lee Colwell, Wilburton
DEAR MELBA: We used to purchase a product to make our white shoes look respectable. I have not been able to find it recently and don't care for the polish I have found. Please ask readers to recommend their favorite polish and where it is available.
Carol Merrell, Oklahoma City
DEAR MELBA: This is basically the same recipe for Bishop's Wine Oil Dressing you published last week — same ingredients, but with different amounts. I don't remember where I got the recipe but suspect it came from your column many years ago.