Sunday, March 30, 2014

Prayer For Our Children

 Prayer For Our Children
Amy Carmichael


Father, hear us, we are praying,
Hear the words our hearts are saying,


We are praying for our children -


Keep them from the powers of evil,
From the secret hidden peril,


Father, hear us for our children -


From the whirlpool that would suck them,
From the treacherous quicksand pluck them,


Father, hear us for our children -



From the worldlings hollow gladness,
From the sting of faithless sadness,


Father, Father, keep our children -


Through life's troubled waters steer them,
Through life's bitter battle cheer them,


Father, Father, be Thou near them -


Read the language of our longing,
Read the wordless pleadings thronging,


Holy Father, for our children -


And wherever they may bide,
Lead them home at eventide.

4 comments:

Joyful Reader said...

I always enjoy your pictures! They are so fun. But the prayer for your children really touches my heart! Thank you for sharing it today! :)

Rebecca D said...

AMEN!!

The dB family said...

I'm going to write this one out and put it in my prayer book!

Cathy M. said...

Thank you so much for sharing that poem and illustrating it so beautifully.