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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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Comments: 9 You can leave your commment:
  1. Lady di
    June 5th, 2014 | #1

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

  2. Sally Jaison
    August 14th, 2012 | #2

    I have been moved deeply by the reminder that God is just waiting to hear my heart’s cry to answer from His throne!
    Much blessed!

  3. Penny Blake
    August 7th, 2011 | #3

    Such a Beautiful Prayer. And I think it pertains to ALL Mothers no
    matter what Nationality or Religion they come from.

  4. olga nathan
    March 23rd, 2011 | #4

    it is a beautiful and inspiring poem ,which brings tears to my eyes in gratitude of what the Lord has done..thank you and God bless you

  5. Mary Hutchinson
    February 3rd, 2011 | #5

    I’m inspired by the words of wisdom used in the poem,.may ‘GOD’ continue to use you.i have been more than blessed through the inspirasion of others.this poem is one of the things which inspired me.i wil continue reading your poems.

  6. Mireille
    August 25th, 2010 | #6

    I love this poem! God has richly blessed Wayne for writing it!

  7. judy strong
    July 28th, 2010 | #7

    love it

  8. Jo Ann
    February 14th, 2010 | #8

    God’s always listening

  9. juanelle platt morris
    January 5th, 2010 | #9

    I THINK YOU ARE ALL SO WONDERFUL……WHAT A GREAT FAMILY…….

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