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Lord Help Us To Pray For Prodigals
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By Gary James Smith
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Lord Help Us To Pray For Prodigals

Lord help us to pray for prodigals
With a prayer of optimism
Knowing You know their every step
And the waywardness within them
Keep our heart's in discipline
To be faithful to pray each day
For faith in the Spirit prompting them
To return from whence they strayed

Thank You Father that You can rest the heart
That finds their rest in Thee
And to know of Your love and faithfuness
Expressed such at Calvary
What a heart that You have for lost one's 
Who seek to find their own way
When they leave off of knowing You Lord
The Life...the Truth...and the Way

They have to come to the end of themselves
Before they receive new beginnings
Their mindset drawn to from whence they came
An unraveling of all of their sinning
Then home to where the heart is
The deep deep love of a father
Thankful for the change of mind
That they hadn't gone down any farther

Our hope is built on Jesus Christ
Who is our faith's foundation
Who takes our sin and gives us grace
When we repent and trust Him
Nothing like a relationship built
And renewed by a prodigal son
Both in thankfulness to the Heavenly Father
For prayers for the erring one...

Hallelujah what a Saviour!

Copyright November 11 2021 12:12 AM

Gary James Smith


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Submitted: Thursday, November 11, 2021

Last Updated: Thursday, November 11, 2021

About the Poet
I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour in January of 1972. I was married on Oct 21,1966 to my wife Linda who also loves the Lord. We have ten children and now twenty-four grand children. In Aug 2012 we got the announcement of the birth of our first GREAT grand child (a baby girl). I was thrilled to find others of like precious faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! What a Savior! I am presently living in Champion, Alberta, Canada but we are originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. That is where the poem Canadian Tribute to America was birthed. One Sunday as I walked across the city on my way to church I came to the top of a hill and looked across at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After watching the events of the Sept 11 tragedy it was weighing on my heart and mind and the Lord gave me these words. We came to Calgary and when my oldest daughter saw this poem she said, �Dad, what�s this?� and I said a poem and she replied �Dad, that�s not a poem , that�s a song� and she then went to the piano and began to sing and play it. The result of which turned into a song entitled, A Canadian Tribute to America which she recorded on CD. garyjamessmith2005@yahoo.ca


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