Prayer Poem For Our Children

If you’re a Christian parent like me, I know there have been times you have poured out your heart to God for your children. We want the very best for them. We want them to be a success in life. We want them protected from dangerous wrong paths they could choose in life.


A few minutes ago, I went to the radio talk show website of Revive Our Hearts with Nancy Leigh DeMoss. I looked up prayer and found this poem that describes what I would pray to God for my children. It was written by Amy Carmichael, a missionary from about 50 years ago. She was a heroine of the Christian faith to Elizabeth Elliot.
Father, Hear Us, We Are Praying
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,
From the whirlpool that would suck them,
From the treacherous quicksand, pluck them.
From the worlding’s hollow gladness,
From the sting of faithless sadness,
Holy Father, save our children.
Through life’s troubled water 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 abide,
Lead them Home at eventide.
–Amy Carmichael

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