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A Mother’s Prayer

lion_mom_motherBefore a child is first conceived,
A cry goes up, Lord, let it be.
And from His throne room way up there,
God’s ear is tuned to a Mother’s prayer.

Then as the tiny seed takes shape,
She whispers, God, please keep him safe.
And the angels all stop and stare,
To see God listen to a Mothers prayer.

Through pain and blood on that special day,
Lord, give him life, she’s heard to say.
And with a deep and gentle care,
God listens to a Mother’s prayer.

Then daily as this little child grows,
Keep evil away! the angels are told.
And by the swords and shields they bear,
God has heard that Mother’s prayer.

Then one day as the child is sleeping,
Let him know Jesus, she mutters while weeping.
The angels are shouting and the trumpets blare,
As the Father above hears a Mother’s prayer.

As the world presses in on this teenage life,
She calls for his destiny through agony and strife.
Then God responds, to a faith so rare,
That compels Him to answer this Mother’s prayer.

Now all grown up and on His own,
She prays for him by letter or phone.
And God stands by with His right arm bare,
To listen and answer the Mother’s prayer.

Before a grandchild is conceived,
A cry goes up, Lord, Let it be.
And from His throne room way up there,
God’s ear is tuned to a Grandmother’s prayer…

copyright Wayne Dillard 2002

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  1. Helen
    April 17th, 2016 | #1

    Dear Kathleen and Prayercentral Team. I am aware of children (even including more grown up children as we are all still His children) who are being taken away from their religion, their faith, and separated from their mother, grandmother, godmother, and family. This poem breaks my heart for the maternal part and pain of it. If anyone reads this would you please assist me in praying for this? Some of these situations seem to be completely hopeless and yet I know with God and with prayer there ought to be a miraculous turnaround. I am not thinking of the less serious instances like a teen suddenly not wanting to attend Sunday church and ignoring his/her mom, but rather something far more dangerous for the children akin to war situations and lack of choice or control on the part of the children. In other words against their will. I believe these children are suffering. There are reasons why I feel this needs some intense prayer intervention and awareness. I get a sense that just speaking to this issue is not safe yet I pray still that God will protect. I hope someone at Prayercentral reads this and I somehow know that this message is being received. Also a question I have is since this is heartbreaking must we still carry on each day with dry eyes and a smile and a happy heart? Any advice on how to keep our energy levels up so we can keep going despite the horror? I will add that I came across one example where the father spoke out and called it for what it was. Later he was shown smiling seemingly in support and someone wrote something about him coming around but not stating this as a compliment or a good thing, as the rejection of faith would not be. However I feel that was likely not the case. Rather he had no choice in order for him and his wife to at least see his daughter at a distance and smile to show their love for her. Kathleen it seems you are full of joy and huge smiles no matter the trials. It seems this family was displaying that sort of strengh. It seems also that the ones doing the separating may prey upon the weakening of believers and find their strength when believers are hurt by it. This places difficulty where loving mothers and family may seem as if unaware or not to care when that is the furthest from the truth. Yet they too have no choice. We must pray. I pray we will have awareness but that this awareness doesn’t create more attacks or break us down to where we can’t even get up. It is hard to keep my eyes dry but I try.

  2. Roberta Maixner
    April 10th, 2015 | #2

    He has said: I will pour My spirit on your children and grandchildren—and let My blessing flow to your descendants.Isaiah44:3b

  3. Nancy
    October 21st, 2014 | #3

    Thank you. What an affirmation as I, as Gram, sit in my son’s house, thanking God for the children and grandchildren He has blessed me with. I am so deeply blessed and so wealthy! My heritage to give is evident in these very special people. I pray for each one, their spouses, their children and their grandchildren. Lord, May this be for thousands of generations. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and grant us all Thy Peace!

  4. Lady di
    June 5th, 2014 | #4

    Going to read at my daughter-in-laws shower that I am hosting…..beautiful