A Child’s Prayer


A Child’s Prayer

35395, Children’s Songbook, A Child’s Prayer, 12

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.

Words and music: Janice Kapp Perry, b. 1938

© 1984 by Janice Kapp Perry. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.

Matthew 19:14

Doctrine and Covenants 112:10