A MOTHERS' PRAYER
(written by Nina Roberta Baker at age twenty ~ 1963)

Dear God, I was a child myself,
when You made me a mother.
You must have deemed me worthy though,
for soon there was another.
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They are the gifts You gave to me,
The life You chose me live.
I offer You their souls and mine,
The gift I hope to give.
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Our souls are not the perfect gift
That we would have them be,
But thanks to Christ our Savior,
Through Him we're pure to Thee
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I want their life to be in You
My children, God, are Yours
Please aid me Lord... I'll do my best
To lead them to Your shores
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In humility, I beg You
To guide me on my way
To raise my children in Your flock
And help them never stray
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Oh hear my plea... direct my path
Lend me Your helping hand
That I may always do what's right
And all lifes' trials withstand
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Engage my mind, my heart, my life
In what Your will designs
Support me when I will be weak
Help me through trying times
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Give me wisdom that I may speak
With a true and pleasant tongue
Grant me sufficient peace of mind
That I never come unstrung
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Satisfied, with what I have
As I humbly strive for more
Let today be filled with contentment
And tomorrow, even more
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I ask all this not just for me
But for my children too
That they follow in my path
Their lives designed by You
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And last of all, I thank You for
My confidence in You.
For if You had not given this,
Whom else could I turn to?

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