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Prayer for Our Children by Amy Carmichael

Father, hear us, we are praying,
Hear the words our hearts are saying,
We are praying for our children.

Keep them from the powers of evil,
From the secret, hidden peril,
From the whirlpool that would suck them,
From the treacherous quicksand, pluck them.

From the worldling’s hollow gladness,
From the sting of faithless sadness,
Holy Father, save our children.

Through life’s troubled waters steer them,
Through life’s bitter battle cheer them,
Father, Father, be Thou near them.
Read the language of our longing,
Read the wordless pleadings thronging,
Holy Father, for our children.

And wherever they may bide,
Lead them Home at eventide.

From Toward Jerusalem, by Amy Carmichael
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3 Responses to Prayer for Our Children by Amy Carmichael

  • says:

    This popped up on my screen just when I needed it. Our God is an awesome God

  • Devon sell says:

    Praising our Father for Amy Carmichael and for Elizabeth Elliot who quoted her so much and wrote a biography of Amy! Both women have made such a great impact on my life for probably 40 years! God is good!

  • christine barbour-johnson says:

    This hymn / poem by Amy Carmichael ( which was composed in the later 1800's I believe ) is about children being protected by Our Lord thru his love and thru our faith in his love is so amazing. Also the life story of Amy and how she came about wanting to help children who needed someone to take an interest in them is quite moving. I have five grown children and three little grandchildren who are in my prayers nightly because in this world we live in they need the hand of God on them to keep them out of harms way. Our God is such a loving God to be there as He always is when we call out and pray .I thank Him always . It is wonderful that I stumbled on this site and found another Christian leader like Amy to learn from. Dec .17, 17

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