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A Prayer

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Father, hear us, we are praying.Hear the words our hearts are saying.We are praying for our children.Keep them from the powers of evil,From the secret, hidden peril.

Father, hear us for our children.From the worldling's hollow gladness,From the sting of faithless sadness,Father, Father, keep our children.

Through life's troubled waters steer them.Through life's bitter battles cheer them.Father, Father, be thou near them.And wherever they may bide,Lead them home at eventide.

&md;Amy Carmichael