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Prayer of the Children

I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven.
-Matthew 18.10
Can you hear the prayer of the children?
On bended knee, in the shadow of an unknown room,
Empty eyes, with no more tears to cry,
Turning heavenward toward the light.

Crying, ‘Jesus, help me
To see the morning light of one more day
But if I should die before I wake,
I pray my soul to take.’

Can you feel the hearts of the children?
Aching for home, for something of their very own,
Reaching hands, with nothing to hold on to,
But hope for a better day a better day

Crying, ‘Jesus, help me
To feel the love again in my own land
But if unknown roads lead away from home,
Give me loving arms, away from harm.’

Can you hear the voice of the children?
Softly pleading for silence in a shattered world?
Angry guns preach a gospel full of hate,
Blood of the innocent on their hands

Crying, ‘Jesus, help me
To feel the sun again upon my face,
For when darkness clears I know you're near,
Bringing peace again.’

Dali cujete sve djecje molitive?
(Translation from the Croatian:
'Can you hear all the children's prayers?')

Can you hear the prayer of the children?
Kurt Bestor and Sam Cardon