Thursday, January 28, 2010

Praying with My Son

I am teaching my oldest son
How God wants us each to pray
And that it’s not a simple act
For the closing of each day
“God really wants to help us
When we feel scared or even sad
And he also wants to rejoice
When we are happy or quite glad.”

He struggles with the nightmares
And often wakes up in the night
I tell him he should pray
God will make things be all right
I know it must be hard
To believe what he can’t see
Faith is a tricky concept
For believers just like me
But he prays the way we talk
Though his one eye might still peek out
Maybe he’ll catch a glimpse
Of this God his Mommy talks about

Last night he came running in
Scared of monsters in his room
Yet not like the other nights
When he was sure he’d met his doom
I asked him if he’d prayed
For God to calm him of his fears
He nodded that he did
But then he whispered in my ear,
“I know that God has saved me
‘Cause the monsters are all gone
But I’m still a little scared
And would like someone with skin on!”


  1. Parenting has all sorts of ups and downs! Brilliant how you have expressed your thoughts into poetry! xxx

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  3. I love this poem, Jaime. How long did this poem take you to write? You are very creative

  4. Jaime
    I love your poem .Thanks for sharing. I will be praying for him nightly.
    Geezer wife

  5. Jaime, my daughter is having the same problem. She was fine for several years, but is having a setback. Let's pray for each other's troubled babies, k?

  6. someone with skin on. I remember telling my kids something like that. Nice poetry


  7. Nice... very nice, Jaime! Your son is precious. :~D

  8. Very nice Poem I read on THE OLD GEEZER blog. Keep up the good work!

  9. Love it Jaime. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to following yours and sharing our "mommy" stories :) God Bless! Missy (Old Geezers Daughter)

  10. I like your poem, Jaime. I saw it from Geezer's blog. Thanks for sharing. :)

  11. I'm having the same problem with my son. I am happy to report though after a rough year of nightmares, they became less and less frequent and he hasn't had any for 2 weeks!! Yay! I have been reading this to him everynight before bed:

    Isaiah 41:10 (New Century Version)

    10 So don't worry, because I am with you.
    Don't be afraid, because I am your God.
    I will make you strong and will help you;
    I will support you with my right hand that saves you.

    Love your poem. xo