A Child’s Prayer


    A Child’s Prayer


    Sing parts separately, then combined.

    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 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.

    Words and music: Janice Kapp Perry, b. 1938

    © 1984 by Janice Kapp Perry. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.

    Matthew 19:14

    Doctrine and Covenants 112:10