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Daddy's Prayers

When Daddy prayed to our Lord
Us kids listened  heard every word
There was nothing fancy in the words he said
As we all reverantly bowed our head

He thanked the Lord for the blessings given
And asked that all our sins be forgiven
He prayed for our kinfolk and our neighbors
And asked the Lord to bless their labors

He asked the Lord in his every prayer
To keep all  his family in His care
Before each meal his prayers were said
And at night before we went to bed

Daddy's faith was always steadfast and strong
He and Mother taught us well right from wrong
He never stood taller than when each day
My Daddy took time to kneel and pray


(c) Jack Young
Used with author's permission
Read more of Jack's Poetry  Here