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a father's prayer for his special-needs children
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Dear Lord, I come to You on bended knee today;
I come to You because I feel a need to pray.

I pray that You give me patience with my children;
And I pray that harm or injustice will not befall them.

They are disabled, and they don't often understand
Why they must endure life's cruel and uncaring hand.

They know they are disabled, but society does not;
And they are so often teased or picked on a lot.

People don't know what it's like to use a wheelchair;
And they act like they aren't human or give a care.

They are just children, and they deserve a chance;
They deserve to laugh, sing, play, or even dance!

So what if they are different; it doesn't matter to me;
They are my kids, and..they deserve some dignity!

Some are dying, they are so sick; still, they go on,
And despite their problems, they still carry on!

And some have faced such incredible odds,
Their survival is only because of You, my Lord God.

They are disabled, but You love them all so much;
There are many people whose lives they've touched!

You are using them in a very special, heartfelt way;
And the joy I feel for my kids makes me cry today!

What did I do to deserve these little special brood?
They have forever brightened my world & my mood!

So give my kids wisdom, peace, joy, and hope;
For they are the reason why we enjoy life and cope!

In Your Most Precious Holy Name,
I pray..Amen and Amen!

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Reviewed by baz busbe 3/3/2011
Loved this prayer, it is my prayer too for all the children I work with at a special needs school. God bless. Baz
Reviewed by Natasha Wright 4/3/2007
so very beautiful , i have two special needs children as well as 3 others and an Angel child and this is very touching , well done .
Reviewed by Connie Faust 3/17/2007
This is so touching, Karen. I have 2 special-needs grandchildren. Aaron didn't learn to talk or to walk alone till he was 5, but God really touches hearts through him!
Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine 4/3/2006
What a beautiful prayer Karen and there is no doubt in my mind that He, GOD, received this prayer and you and those for whom you pray will be blessed many times over = I will put you on my list also. Many thanks
Reviewed by Tien Avielle (Reader) 11/13/2002
Wow - Karen, this is so lovely - I have worked with these children, and they
worked miracles on me...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/4/2002
excellent...well written, karen! (((HUGS))) and love, karla.

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