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A Child's Prayer A Child's Prayer:  Word Document
Poem written by Elder J.A. Rowell, Sr.

Published in the Banner of Love, February, 1971

Oh blessed Jesus kind and mild,
Please listen to a little child,
And hear me while I try to pray,
Make me a better child today.
Though I am little in thy sight,
Please give me grace to do the right,
For I am just a little child,
Keep me from being bad and wild.
Help me to think the thoughts I should,
Direct my life in doing good.
I am a little child you know,
Please lead me everywhere I go.
Dear Lord this prayer may be too long,
Just keep me Lord from doing wrong,
And if this prayer you stoop to hear,
Give me thy presence when I fear.
I long to be a better child,
And not by evil thoughts beguiled,
So may I live that it shall be,
You will not be ashamed of me.
And may it be that while I live,
That you will love and mercy give,
And when my time shall come to die,
Take me to live with thee on high.
Dedicated to our little children.
Elder J.A. Rowell, Sr.

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