A Child's Prayer - Poem by MELVIN BANGGOLLAY
A CHILD'S PRAYER
Oh Heavenly Father of all fellow children
and every human who believed in thy name
I thank you for every blessing you've given,
for the protection and love I have seen
for the kindness you have shared and fallen
from your everlasting mercy of heaven.
As I bowed down my head praying
and lifted my heart fervently seeking,
Hear me to sing what my heart is speaking
with humility in every prayer I've taken
seeking your love and mercy so unbeaten
by the sins of the world I have ever been.
Bless my dear parents with love sustaining
that they never left me even life is badly joking
with painful sting of poverty and upbringing
that I could feel their love joyfully beating
and that I can never be in the street begging
for alms and mercy while my heart is crying.
Lord, I pray that may parents be humbly given
healthy life that they may not be sicked often;
Safety that I may not be worried about them;
Strength they need to work for their children
Enduring faith amidst pains so unbeaten
That I may not behold a family so forsaken.
With thy mercy, make my being a blessing
to the family I wish to share my everything;
Make me a man with faith strongly enduring
and a heart that never hesitate to bring
gentle touch of a hand always there helping
and sharing what I can do to end one's suffering.
Please give me friends with trust unbroken
That even if sometimes I may have stricken
and hurt them with words hard to be forgiven,
I can still behold their sweet smiles so serene
and kind heart they love to share to me then
That I may never feel I am alone and forsaken.
Lord, I humbly ask for your love everlasting
that my sins to thee and to all since my being
be cleaned with the blood of Christ, my King
That I may be worthy to receive the blessing
of eternal life when I will rest my everything
and return the life you shared to me ever willing.
All these I ask, In JESUS NAME, Amen.
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