10.21.2013

a child's prayer

Yesterday the girls and I participated in the annual Primary Program. For an hour the children sing the several songs they have memorized and recite scriptures and gospel principles for the congregation. I've always loved the primary programs, those 3 year olds! But participating was a whole different ballgame. It is so hard to sit still for an hour if you are a little body.

 But they all did so well, and did their parts perfectly. My favorite song from primary (and always has been) is A Child's Prayer. It is a duet sung by a child and a parent (or leader). I wanted to share the words that never fail to humble me and bring tears to my eyes.

Heavenly Father, are You really there?
And do you hear and answer every child's prayer?
Some say that heaven is far away. 
But I feel it close around me as I pray.
Heavenly Father, I remember now.
Something that Jesus told disciples long ago:
"Suffer the children to come to me"
Father in prayer I'm coming now to Thee.

Pray, He is there.
Speak, He is listening.
You are His child. His love now surrounds you.
He hears your prayer;
He loves the children.
Of such is the kingdom, the kingdom of heav'n. 


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