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Prayer For A Son

Oh Father, Father of Lights
If for no other reason
But for the sake of my mother
For your handmaiden
Make me, her son, into your son
A fully mature son, no longer a child
One trustworthy of your family business
Make me the man you create me to be
A son that brings you glory
A son, a brother to your Son
Make a mansion in your house for me
She has cried out, Lord
Oh, that her children would know you!
Let me know you, if only for her sake
Let me be your friend, one you can trust
Be a lamp unto my feet, a light to my path
Whisper to me at the crossroads
Oh, that I would know your glory
I pray this, Lord
For me, and the one who bore me

Stephen Pursell,  4/8/04