My Father Prays For Me - for Father's Day

©Deborah Bolack 2001
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My father isn't a man of great riches,
owning gold or property.
He doesn't seek for worldly wealth.
He has the treasure we need,
laid up in heaven's storehouse for all eternity.
And this most precious jewel he shares;
my father prays for me.
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My father prays for me, in the calm and through the storm.
Yes, he prays for me, through the night and in the morn.
No matter what my need, I know he will intercede.
He lifts me up before God's throne.
My father prays for me.
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My father isn't a man of great knowledge,
found in books or a degree.
He doesn't seek wisdom of men.
He has the answer we need.
His trust is in God's word that endures eternally.
And this most precious jewel he shares.
My father prays for me.
~
My father prays for me, in the calm and through the storm.
Yes, he prays for me, through the night and in the morn.
No matter what my need, I know he will intercede.
He lifts me up before God's throne.
My father prays for me.
~
My father prays for me.
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*I wrote this song for my grown up kids to sing for their dad on Father's day.*

My husband is not a rich man by the world’s standards, and he is not a university educated man. His learning has come through experience, hard work, and living for the Lord. He may not have a lot of wealth or book learning to pass on to his children, but he has something far more valuable. He has a relationship with the Lord of lords and King of kings, and every morning he lifts his children up before the throne of grace.
It took many years of marriage, and a lot of heartbreak for us to get into the habit of praying together regularly. Because I am not an early riser, Brian has made it his practice to sit on the edge of our bed, and pray with me every morning before he leaves for work. He prays for each of our grown children and their families, then our younger children, and then any special prayer requests we may have that day.
I pray that my children know how blessed they are to have a father who prays for them regularly!


Matthew 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steel:

Psalm 5:3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.


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