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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday blessing - A Mother's Prayer

My daughter, Ashley, with Cadence

A Mother's Prayer

I listen to my children pray
And oh, what simple things they say!
"Lord, thank you for the flowers and trees,
The butterflies and bumblebees.

The pretty birds you made to sing
Oh GOD, thank you for everything
You put on earth to make it nice."
(They might even thank Him for the mice!)

And, sometimes a smile may play
Upon my lips when I hear them say
Their blessings on the frog and toad,
From my heart there lifts a heavy load

Of fear that they may someday stray
To earth's own evil, wicked way..
Their faith is strong, their hearts are sure
That GOD made all things good and pure!

Oh Holy Spirit, so devine,
Completely fill this heart of mine.
Teach me the words that I should say
To guide my children day to day

On up the path that leads above,
To never doubt GOD'S perfect love!
Give me that childlike faith I pray.
Oh! Make me as a child today!

Rosalee M. Burnes © 1958


Karen Mortensen said...

What a beautiful picture.

Rose said...

this is so beautiful.asking for god's help in helping our children to accept what is right vs wrong . this is what a parent should wantfor their child.

Angelia Sims said...

Beautiful picture and prayer. Happy Sunday to you all.

5thsister said...

I love listening to my son's prayers. He ends his prayers, every night with "...and God bless EVERYONE!" And I know God does just that. Unfortunately too many are blind to those blessings!

Coffee Slut said...

So precious!
I have an award or 2 for you on my blog!

Connie Arnold said...

That's a great prayer, brings to mind my grandchildren and their simple faith! As we teach our children, we can also learn from that faith. Thanks for sharing it!

Stuff could always be worse said...

Beautiful picture and beautiful poem.

Mom said...

I have had two people tell me when they looked at this picture they thought it was you, Linda! Love this picture.