A Father’s Prayer

There’s little feet that follow me,

And eyes watching night and day.

There’s little voices echoing   

What I act out and say. 

There’s little children planning

To someday be like me.

Oh, Gracious Father, give me strength

To be what I should be.


I am the center of their world,

The wisest of the wise.

I am a monarch model,

A hero in their eyes.


Let me rule with peace and love,

With bold integrity.

Help me manifest in deed

What you want them to be.


If I should falter in my walk,

Then they will have to pay.

I only have one time to try,

Oh Yah, show me the way.

Mildred Eslick Garner