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A Prayer for Parenthood
(Dedicated to Malaika, on her birthday, and before BarakaSojourner's birth)
Praise, Thanks, to Father-Mother above
Who cheers and steers strong wondrous love
Intoning voice, by quickening paces,
Cleaves children- precious caring spaces
How great that place, wherein lies the grace!
Father-Mother of infinite love
Fill our boundless capacity,
Inspire true prime causality,
Direct parental proclivity,
With ontological alacrity,
Make “Amazing Grace” in us abound.
Bear us up through words of young prayers
Where speaks a Childs' soul, pleadings most fair
Join our relentless intercessions,
Unions of child and parent fashioned
Served upon truth, daily food of Light
Calm presence, peace, through family strife
Promised bonds, gifts of unending life.
Keep our ties, our Ruler of Heaven
Strong and nurtured as yeast that leavens
Bread - certain, yet untimely yearnings
Sustain child – parent – elder leaning's;
Teach your lessons in lives that will be
Kind faithful stewards of trust in these,
Gifts of Love, through Love returning free.
Peace and Agape,
Gratias agimus tibi, propter magnumgloriam tuam
Artistic copyright April 8th, 2006
May be used freely for worship and artistic purposes with full creditgiven to the author.
Michael Bruce McKee