SHE PRAYS FOR ME

W/m dennis wheeler© 2005

 

From the miracle of birth

When she first laid eyes on me

She saw so much more than a baby

She saw all that I could be.

And as the years unfolded

And Life offered challenges

She never drifted far away,

She prayed for me.

 

   She Prayed for me

 In the darkness of my nights

   She Prayed for me

 When I could not see the light

   She knew I would remember

   All the stories she told to me

 I remember Momma praying for me.

 

There were cookies on the counter

Every time I would come home

If she saw some tears inside my eyes

She’d take my hand to hold.

And as the years unfolded

And life offered challenges

She never drifted far away,

She prayed for me.

 

          She Prayed for me

          In the darkness of my nights

          She Prayed for me

          When I could not see the light

          She knew I would remember

          All the stories she told to me

I remember Momma praying for me.

 

From the day of my baptism

To the day that I left home

She called Jesus my companion

And knew it’s His hand I would hold.

And when GOD came to my mother

At that time to take her home,

She never drifted far away

She prays for me.

 

          She prays for me

In the darkness of my nights

          She prays for me

From that Kingdom in the light
She knew I would still Remember

All the stories she told to me

Momma’s kneeling down in heaven,

And prays for me.

 

Repeat chorus

Repeat last line.

 

 

 

She Prays For Me

She Prays For Me - Dennis Wheeler
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So there I was, searching for a song to sing Sunday for Mother's day. There just are not a lot of songs that people are familiar with about Mothers for the sake of Mothers Day.  In a moment of desperation I wrote one. It is a compilation of my mother, my Grandmother, and my Aunt Vera. These are all the women who filled the role of "mother" in my growing up. That role of "Mother" often includes many different women for different people. In this "new age" mom can be Dad. For some it may be the mom of a best friend where they spent a lot of time, for some a relative or mentor next door or at school. In the "new age" "mom's role" has been reshaped by care providers, counselors, mentors, relatives, neighbors and many others. In many ways this is a a large change, because the role of Mother has always been a most important task to our created order.  In a country of single parents and restructured lifestyles, "mom" can be many different people.

This song, though, is about a central characteristic of what a Mom is to me, that care person who holds concern for you so deeply that prayer becomes the gift and the measure. Enjoy, and may this lyric be meaningful to you, as it is to me.

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