I have been trying to remember whether I said my prayers at school kneeling beside the bed or only when at home. I cannot be sure. It was a Christian school and school prayers were regular. Bedside prayer was the way my parents had taught me and they consisted primarily of praying for the welfare of the immediate family. “ Dear God, please bless Mummy and Daddy, Elizabeth and Gargar, Granddaddy and Uncle Rod, Auntie Cicely, Shortie, Mr Busfield and Honey.”