And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness."
As I child I remember hearing this bedtime prayer somewhere. I thought of it again recently, particularly the theology of it.
"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."
It seems to me there's a fine line between humility and uncertainty. I'm not sure how I feel about this yet, but I'm thinking a regenerate child of God could/would/should have greater confidence about the destination of his/her soul in the event of unexpected death in the night.
What does this prayer teach, particularly to children?