A Mother's Prayer

 

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     A  M o t h e r' s  P r a y e r

 

        Help me Lord, to show my children

 

         The way of love and understanding,

 

       The way of healing sick souls 

 

       through endless patience,

 

        The way of unselfish devotion,

 

       Built on self-discipline so that no weakness

 

         Can allow contamination by the already sick.

 
 
 

      Help me Lord, to learn for myself.


 

 

Help me Lord, to show my children

 

   The way of strength and courage,

The way of faith bringing light of love to unravel

 

 The tangled web of mens' confused emotions.

 

     Help me Lord, to learn for myself.

 

 

 

         Help me Lord, to show my children

 

           The way of the family.

 

             The precious, fragile threads of love and self-sacrifice,

 

            Shared, returned, given again,

 

                Between those who hold the lives and welfare of loved ones

 

           In sacred trust.

 

             Help me Lord, to learn for myself.

 

 

 

            Help me Lord, to show my children

 

               The joys of art and knowledge,

 

                 The ceaseless nourishment and healing,

 

                   Building with the hands, the mind, the spirit.

 

                    Help me Lord, Oh, help me Lord to learn for myself,

 

                    That I may show my children

 

                    

               T h e   W a y   o f   G o d !

 

 

 

                       Raylyn,  1958

 
 

 

                     

                      This cry from the heart of a mother came as

 

                        an inspiration in the middle of the night.

 

                        More than fifty years later, it is clear that

 

                               the author 's life since that time has been      

 

                           a progressive answer to this prayer.

 

 

 

 

 


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