My mother’s prayers how precious!

Followed me through life!

Continued on after she died

Alleviating strife!



Those prayers she prayed so powerful,

Bathed with her tears and cry’s

Continued even after her death,

No longer tearful eyes!



While bullets thudded, hissed, and sang

Around and over me

Bombs blasted shrapnel all around

A fist-sized piece hit the tree—



Just a foot above my head

And landed on my knee.

It was passed around for everyone

To handle and to see!



That is why my tag, Sky Pilot

And Padre got around.

Along with other narrow scrapes,

They thought me heaven bound.



Preacher, one Jewish boy, bragged,

“I am atheist even now

With bullets flying all around!”

How long would God allow?



So mother’s prayers have followed,

Oh, yes!  I know it is true!

My feet are planted firmly

And blessings now accrue!



How can I help but pray for my

Kids and all the grand’s?

And, of course, the grand kids, too. (*)

Obeying God’s command!



I cannot quit this prayer life

Nor am I so inclined!

Must keep on raising upward

To hold my peace of mind!



Somehow by faith I see God’s hand

Continues His work!

And since He is working in each life

I cannot ever shirk!



It is my responsibility

As a parent, this I know,

As my mother’s prayers have followed me

No other way to go!



Kids remember you are prayed for!

Just one way for you now,

No place for you but heaven!

You will!  You must allow!



Must allow God’s working in you!

Say, yes!  Yes to His Will!

Grandma and grandpa (great)

Are praying for you still!



(*) Sorry forgot the great-grand’s but not in prayers!



Sam Cox 8.13.05

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