A Child’s Prayer
    Footnotes

    “A Child’s Prayer,” Friend, Aug. 2013, 10–11

    I Can Play It!

    A Child’s Prayer

    (Simplified)

    Reverently 63–69

    A Child’s Prayer

    Illustration by Dilleen Marsh

    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.

    Pray, He is there;

    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.