A Child’s Prayer

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    Joel Hills Johnson Music Contest, Children’s Song Division First Place Winner

    (Sequence: Child sings verse 1, adult sings verse 2, then sing verses 1 and 2 together)

    1. Heavenly Father, are you really there?
    And do you hear and answer ev’ry child’s prayer?
    Some say that heaven is far away,
    But I feel it close around me as I pray.
    Heavenly Father, I remember now
    Something that Jesus told disciples long ago:
    “Suffer the children to come to me.”
    Father, in prayer I’m coming now to thee.
    2. Pray, he is here;
    Speak, he is list’ning.
    You are his child;
    His love now surrounds you.
    He hears your prayer;
    He loves the children.
    Of such is the kingdom,
    The kingdom of heav’n.

    [photo] Photography by Wes Taylor