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When My Mother Knelt To Pray

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When My Mother Knelt To Pray


Dedicated to praying mothers, especially mine: Content Faith Ballestero

by

Martyn J. Ballestero Sr.

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I cannot tell just how I felt

Or explain to you and say,

The way my little heart did melt

When my mother knelt to pray.

It mattered not just what I did,

Or with what I’d gotten away,

Nothing ever seemed to stay hid

When my mother knelt to pray.

Some mom’s pray with folded hands

And memorized words they say,

But it wasn’t like that, you understand

With my mother knelt to pray.

The power of God would seem so real

In that special time of day,

Heaven’s nearness I could feel

When my mother knelt to pray.

The sweetness of her voice did rise

To God, and melt us all that way,

With a tender cry that I still prize

When my mother knelt to pray.

If hearts could talk, mine’d be the first

To confess to you today,

The “dam” within my soul would burst

When my mother knelt to pray.

She prayed for us all, one by one,

That we’d live for God alway,

It gave new strength to overcome

When my mother knelt to pray.

Hearing my mother thus employed,

From my heart I can only say,

Oh what communion God enjoyed

When my mother knelt to pray.

Years have past and I have knelt

With my family today,

May they, through me, know what I felt

When my mother knelt to pray.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

May 8, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Posted in Mother

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  1. Excellent poem Elder! Thanks for sharing and making this available. May God touch our mothers thru this poem to yours!

    Brother Scott Hillman

    Scott Hillman

    May 9, 2010 at 12:19 am

  2. Beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing.

    Rachael Crowder

    May 9, 2010 at 1:17 am

  3. Beautiful poem and beautiful Holy Ghost smiles!

    surjanto tirtabudi

    May 9, 2010 at 6:30 am


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