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A Father's Prayer

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Lord, make me tolerant and wise;
Incline my ears to hear him through;
Let him not stand with downcast eyes,
Fearing to trust me and be true.
Instruct me so that I may know
The way my son and I should go.

When he shall err, as once did I,
Or boyhood folly bids him stray,
Let me not into anger fly
And drive the good in him away.
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Mary Redden 02 November 2019
Beautiful poem. Just what every son deserves from his father
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Adeeb Alfateh 22 July 2019
Lord, strengthen me that I may be. A fit example for my son. Grant he may never hear or see A shameful deed that I have done. However sorely I am tried, Let me not undermine his pride. beautiful writing 10+++++++++++++++++++++
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Magadha Rani 01 September 2018
Lord, as his father, now I pray For manhood's strength and counsel wise; Let me deal justly, day by day, In all that fatherhood implies..........excellent words! Very well composed!
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Mary Skarpathiotaki 14 December 2017
This is such a wonderful poem an inspiring write really Thanks LORD
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Marieta Maglas 14 December 2017
In A Heap o’ Livin’, the poet wrote, “It takes a heap o’ livin’ in a house t’ make it home.” In this poem, he analyzes the relationship between father and son, making an indirect parallel between this human relationship and the divine relationship between the Father and Jesus while asking help from the Holy Father. ''Instruct me so that I may know...''- 10.
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Susan Williams 14 December 2017
Oh, such a truth here. Parents should pray this prayer everyday. We need to guide our children to find the best and most fulfilling way to live their lives. That cannot be done with harsh cruel words, or with anger, or with belittlement. Love every moment with your child- even the painful ones when they are choosing wrong- love them with wisdom and gentleness and kindness and boundaries.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 14 December 2017
Such an inspiring write by Edgar Albert Guest??????
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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 14 December 2017
He yearned as only a father can yearn for the warm caresses of his children, in truth he wished to avoid the pain of parting by employing anything unpleasant that might hurt his son.........such a great poem with such a great thought.......thanks for sharing
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Ruta Mohapatra 14 December 2017
A really nice poem. Thank you for sharing.
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Parishay Fatima 14 December 2017
Amm.. Nice one and please don't forget to read my first poem named ''First Love'' on this website! thanks
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