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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Father (as in paternal parent, not God) (04/10/08)

TITLE: Prayer for a Father
By Becky Depp
04/14/08


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Dear Lord, I come to you on my knees
With a heavy heart and tear filled eyes,
My dad needs you Lord, now more than ever
He needs you before it’s too late, before he dies.

I pray that you would come to him,
That you would fill him up with your love
And that you would show him the way,
Please light his path, give him a small shove.

Put your hand on his heart, Lord
And breathe life into his soul
Show him his true sinning self
Show him that you are in control.

My heart is heavy for my dad,
Because I know he is running out of time
I know that you are in control
You are the ultimate sublime.

I hope my dad will be in Heaven
I hope to see there, my dad
And I pray that he comes to you
And there will be another to add.

This is my prayer for my dad,
I come to you, the ultimate One,
I hope to one day watch my father,
Transform and come to the Son.


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Tim Pickl04/17/08
An excellent, emotional prayer written from the heart of a prodigal son.
Jan Ackerson 04/18/08
Your heart's prayer for your dad shines through loud and clear!

To give your poetry a better flow, spend some time on establishing a consistent meter.

I enjoyed that you rhymed "love" with "shove"--great juxtaposition.
Patty Wysong04/19/08
This is my prayer for my father-in-law. You captured the heart's cry.
Lauryn Abbott04/21/08
This prayer could be for so many of our loved ones. Thank you for sharing your heart with us and for allowing us to pray it with you.
Chely Roach04/21/08
Very sweet poem. I loved the "little shove" line. Nice job.
Dee Yoder 04/23/08
You put your heart's cry into a poem that lets the reader see very honestly and tenderly the desire you want fulfilled. I pray your dad has that moment to ask for Jesus' loving grace. Blessings to you for sharing your heart.
Sara Harricharan 04/23/08
This is wonderful! I loved the heartfelt tenderness that came across here, and I especially liked your second verse, it just seemed to fit really well. Great job! ^_^
Joshua Janoski04/24/08
I sure hope that your father will come to know the Lord. What a great prayer.

Thank you so much for sharing this heartfelt poem.
Laury Hubrich 04/24/08
Very good writing, Becky! I'll be praying for your dad.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/22/12
I was perusing some older stories and came across this and it really touched my heart. I couldn't help but wonder if since you first wrote this have there been little answers to your prayers. You really grabbed my heart with this one. :)