The Prayer of the Children

 

The Prayer of the Children

by Kurt Bestor and Sam Cardon

Can you hear the prayer of the children?
On bended knee, in the shadow of an unknown room
Empty eyes with no more tears to cry
Turning heavenward toward the light

Crying jesus, help me
To see the morning light-of one more day
But if i should die before i wake,
I pray my soul to take

Can you feel the hearts of the children?
Aching for home, for something of their very own
Reaching hands, with nothing to hold on to,
But hope for a better day a better day

Crying jesus, help me
To feel the love again in my own land
But if unknown roads lead away from home,
Give me loving arms, away from harm

Can you hear the voice of the children?
Softly pleading for silence in a shattered world?
Angry guns preach a gospel full of hate,
Blood of the innocent on their hands

Crying jesus, help me
To feel the sun again upon my face,
For when darkness clears i know you’re near,
Bringing peace again

Dali cujete sve djecje molitive?
Can you hear the prayer of the children?

The Spirit of Forgiveness

Today’s Morning Prayer: The Spirit of Forgiveness

Today, I give thanks to you, heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ your Son, that you have protected me through the night and granted me another day. I ask you to walk with me this day, steer me from all sin and evil, that in all my thoughts, words, and deeds I may serve and please you.

Today, help me learn the spirit of forgiveness. Help me to forgive every injustice I feel in my mind, and to love unconditionally.

Today, strengthen my will to forgive anyone who has hurt me, even if I believe the offense is unforgivable. Help me to escape the straightjacket of my resentment and enjoy the freedom of spirit forgiving imparts.

Today, help me to heal all the guilt in my heart, by accepting the forgiveness of everyone I have hurt in my life. Help me to recognize the mistakes I have made, and give me the wisdom and determination to not repeat the same mistakes.

Today, I embrace your gift of love and forgiveness; and thank you, Father, for giving me the capacity to forgive and accept forgiveness, so that I might love unconditionally, share unreservedly and live wholly.

In Christ name, Amen.