Monday, July 28, 2014

Music Monday- "A Mother's Prayer"









I take my responsibilities as a mother very seriously.  I've written before on the important job we have as parents to train our children.  And added to that, something that I think is CRITICAL for all parents to do is to PRAY!

I encourage you every day (multiple times a day) to pray for your kids. Your own kids, your nieces and nephews, the kids at your church- all the kids! ;-)  And one of the ways I love to pray, because I love music, is to sing the prayers.  There are several prayer songs that I love to sing over my son - my favorite is one I make up as I go along, but this one by Keith and Kristyn Getty is just so sweet and has such a great lullaby feel.  Here are the lyrics:


"A Mother's Prayer"

Before you close your eyes to sleep
I have a promise still to keep
As I hold you in my arms.
I pray your little frame grows strong
And that faith takes hold while you are young;
This is my prayer for you.

Hold my hand;
I'll teach you the Way to go.
Through the joys, through the tears,
The journey of these years,
May you trust Him ‘til the end.
May you trust Him in the end.

This world is not as it should be,
But the Savior opens eyes to see
All that's beautiful and true.
Oh may His light fill all you are
And the jewel of wisdom crown your heart;
This is my prayer for you.

Hold my hand;
I'll teach you the Way to go.
Through the joys, through the tears,
The journey of these years,
He is with us ‘til the end.
He is faithful ‘til the end.

You'll travel where my arms won't reach
As the road will rise to lead your feet
On a journey of your own.
May my mistakes not hinder you
But His grace remain and guide you through;
This is my prayer for you.

Take His hand
And go where He calls you to.
And whatever comes, seek Him
With all your heart;
This will be my prayer for you.
mmmm Father, hear my ceaseless prayer;
Oh keep them in your care.

Dún do shúil (Close Your Eyes)
Dún do shúil, a rún mo chroí
(Close your eyes, oh love of my heart)
A chuid den tsaol, 's a ghrá liom
(My worldly joy, my treasure)
Dún do shúil, a rún mo chroí
(Close your eyes, oh love of my heart)
Agus gheobhair feirín amárach...
(And you will get a gift tomorrow)

Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, and Fionan de Barra; © 2012 Gettymusic and Fionan de Barra (adm. by MusicServices.org)


I have been blessed my entire life with praying parents, who are still praying for me.  Prayer is important throughout all seasons of life.  My first prayer and the most important is that I pray for my son's salvation. And this song encapsulates that so well and the continued process of seeking Christ and taking his hand.  Below is supposed to be the video.  If it isn't, you can see it here.  (PS-Their little girl is adorable!)

Hope you enjoy.











Love in Christ,

Alyson

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