TITLE: When Mother's Pray
By mary wolf
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My Mother Prayed for me
while living in her womb
Her voice sounded so sweet
When she would speak aloud.
There were times I heard her speaking
To someone she sure loved.
It was about the same time everyday
she called the Name aloud.
Soon I was born and she would sing
about that particular Name.
By now it was a sound I loved
because she always talked of Him.
One day when I was five
Her voice broke in tears.
Upon her knees I heard her say
Please take away her sin
Was there someone bad,
living in our home?
Someone I did not know?
What kind of sin was it?
I knew of sin my mother taught.
It‘s when you tell a lie.
To take something that isn’t your’s
or make your neighbor cry.
Listening close I heard her say
“My child needs to be clean.”
Please save her soon, I love her so,
It was for her you died.
Turning away so quietly
I tip-toed to my room
Then kneeling down beside my bed
I call upon that Name.
I prayed a prayer, just like she does.
“Dear Jesus hear me now.
I’m just a little child,
But I want to love you so.”
“My Mother says that I’m not clean.
Sometimes I suck my thumb?
Can you show all the wrong I’ve done,
I do not understand.”
A still small voice then spoke to me,
Even though I know you’ve tried,
Sin belongs to everyone, child.
It is your nature little one.
Just trust me though, I’ve paid it all
So now you can be free,
I came to save you from your sin
When I died upon the tree.
Mother! I cried,
Come look at me!
He took away the my sin,
And left me squeaky clean.
Now I am clean as clean can be.
My down deep, inside, part.
It didn’t take you scrubbing me,
Cause He moved right in my heart.
Looking back at childhood
It was my mother’s prayer.
Now, he listens to another prayer
As I bow upon My knee.
One day, when my child was five.
My voice broke in tears.
Upon my knees I cried and said,
Please take away his sin.
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