A Child’s Prayer

    “A Child’s Prayer,” Ensign, Mar. 1985, 66–67

    A Child’s Prayer

    Joel Hills Johnson Music Contest, Children’s Song Division First Place Winner

    (Sequence: Child sings verse 1, adult sings verse 2, then sing verses 1 and 2 together)


    1. Heavenly Father, are you really there?

    And do you hear and answer ev’ry child’s prayer?

    Some say that heaven is far away,

    But I feel it close around me as I pray.

    Heavenly Father, I remember now

    Something that Jesus told disciples long ago:

    “Suffer the children to come to me.”

    Father, in prayer I’m coming now to thee.


    2. Pray, he is here;

    Speak, he is list’ning.

    You are his child;

    His love now surrounds you.

    He hears your prayer;

    He loves the children.

    Of such is the kingdom,

    The kingdom of heav’n.

    Music, A Child’s Prayer
    Music, A Child’s Prayer

    Photography by Wes Taylor