Prayer for Thursday (St. Valentine)

Today is St. Valentine’s Day in western Christian traditions.

It’s easier to build up a child than to repair an adult.
Your words and actions have power in your child’s life,
use them wisely.
~ Unknown

[I posted this a couple years ago, but listening to the King Singers performing it recently I am moved to post it again. I encourage you to read more about the story of this songs creation here.]

Prayer of the Children

Can you hear the prayer of the children
on bended knee, in the shadow of an unknown room?
Empty eyes with no more tears to cry
turning heavenward toward the light.
Cryin’ Jesus help me
to see the mornin’ light of one more day,
but if I should die before I wake,
I pray my soul to take.
Can you feel the hearts of the children
aching for home, for something of their very own.
Reaching hands with nothing to hold onto
but hope for a better day, a better day.
Cryin’ Jesus help me
to feel the love again in my own land,
but if unknown roads lead away from home,
give me loving arms, ‘way from harm.
Can you hear the voice of the children
softly pleading for silence in their shattered world?
Angry gods preach a gospel full of hate,
blood of the innocent on their hands.
Cryin’ Jesus, help me
to feel the sun again upon my face?
For when darkness clears, I know you’re near,
bringing peace again.

Da-li cu-je te sve dje-cje mol-it-ve?

Can you hear the prayer of the children?

(Kurt Bestor)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“Every atom of my being is resonating with joy and happiness now.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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