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A Child’s Prayer

Words and music by Janice Kapp Perry

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Reverently 63–69

A Child’s Prayer

Illustration by Dilleen Marsh

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.

Pray, He is there;

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.