A Father’s Prayer{0}

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I do not ask riches for my children,
Nor even recognition for their skill;
I only ask that Thou wilt give them
A heart completely yielded to thy Will.

I do not ask for wisdom for my children
Beyond discernment of Thy grace;
I only ask that Thou wilt use them
In Thine own appointed place.

I do not seek for favor for my children
To seat them on Thy left hand or Thy right;
But may they join the throng in heaven
That sing before Thy Throne so bright.

I do not seek perfection in my children,
For then my own faults I would hide;
I only ask that we might walk together
And serve our Saviour Side by Side.

—Selected