I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. I Samuel 1:27

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

We Pray

This was in our church's newsletter in April. I thought it was appropriate.

We pray for children
  • who sneak Popsicles before supper
  • who erase holes in math workbooks
  • who can never find their shoes

And we pray for those

  • who stare at photographers from behind barbed wire
  • who can't bound down the street in a new pair of sneakers
  • who never "counted potatoes"
  • who are born in places we wouldn't be caught dead
  • who never go to the circus
  • who live in a X-rated world

We pray for children

  • who bring us sticky kisses and fistfuls of dandelions
  • who hug us in a hurry and forget their lunch money

And we pray for those

  • who never get dessert
  • who have no safe blanket to drag behind them
  • who watch their parents watch them die
  • who can't find any bread to steal
  • who don't have any rooms to clean up
  • whose pictures aren't on anybody's dresser
  • whose monsters are real

We pray for children

  • who spend all their allowance before Tuesday
  • who throw tantrums in the grocery store and pick at their food
  • who like ghost stories
  • who shove dirty clothes under the bed, and never rinse out the tub
  • who get visits from the tooth fairy
  • who don't like to be kissed in front of the carpool
  • who squirm in church or temple and scream in the phone
  • whose tears we sometimes laugh at and whose smiles can make us cry

And we pray for those.

6 comments:

ginger said...

Great post!!!

Crystal said...

Can I just tell you I cried at some of these---oooh some of these got me--I am going to pray tonight for the children! --Thanks Kim for your post! :o)

Carrie said...

That is so touching and true. I just love children--especially my own.

Krystal said...

Thanks for this. We need to continually pray for our children and for the children of this world.

Lori said...

This is great!

Crystal said...

HEY YOU!!! JUST POPPING BY TO SAY HAPPY EASTER!!!!! I HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL EASTER WITH ALEX AND YOUR FAMILY!!! :o)