Jocelyn Sumido Dunbar
Mother's Prayer - Poem by Jocelyn Sumido Dunbar
My mind talking to you God, my tears running down,
Emotion crying to the deep of my emotion.
My concern, my children.
Lord, I ask you to hold my children in your hands tightly,
Love, mercy, grace, comfort, and security be upon them.
To the pleasures of the earth, to the way things like,
Liquor, cigarettes, sex, drugs, and everything that can harm
Their body and soul. God, I pray with all diligent to cover my
Children away from these things.
To the people they met that influence them to the evil way,
Don not let this human being abuse and use them, let your Holy blood
Cover my children to protect them from these things.
In everyday, everywhere, oh God! This is my heart prayer.
The life of my children I offer to you with thanksgiving,
To give love, affection, acceptance, understanding that I can
Give them. But the most of everything is you, your amazing love.
In confidence, my prayer I give to you, I trust you God to give
The life of my children back to you in time, Amen.
© Jocelyn Sumido-Dunbar
18 May 2006
4: 40 PM
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