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Monday, October 4, 2010

A Touching Prayer from a Mom to her Dying Son

No one loves us as God does. No one cares as He does. He is patient and true and waits with open arms for us to return to Him in truth, in prayer, and in the ways that we live. God is truly our best friend. He is everywhere, all around us, and we can see it so easily if we just take a minute to look.

Give your family the ultimate gift by incorporating prayer into your lives. Life is difficult and suffering is an inevitable part of it.  Turn to God with your triumphs and your failures and give Him all control, honor and glory.

I came across this beautiful prayer a mother wrote for her dying son as she trys to explain Heaven to him.

Dedicated to the Memory of 7 yr old, Ellis Mayfield, of Simpsonville, SC, who fought a 1 1/2year battle with an inoperable brain tumor. He received the SC Governor's Outstanding Leadership and Citizenship Award for his unfailing bravery and courage...a little boy who kept laughing and loving... 'til the very end.

To Our Ellis
© Pamela A. Snow

How does a loving mother, explain

Heaven to her dying child?

Please give me the words, O Lord, and

let me say them with a smile...

There is a place called Heaven, Son,

beyond the skies above,

It is the place where GOD is watching,

His Heart so full of Love.

He watches all His children, Son,

He watches you and me,

He wants to know we love Him, and

hopes that we will be...

Always strong and healthy, always

kind and free!

But, sometimes, things do happen, Son,

and sickness takes a hold,

It might be something serious, it

might be just a cold.

GOD sends His special angels,

to watch over us and pray,

And, by our side they linger, they

are never far away.

They lift us up on angels' wings when

we are all too weak,

And, oh!, they pray so softly, Son,

with gentle whispers do they speak.

So, have no fear, my darling, should

GOD come to take you Home,

For it is up there in that Heaven,

Son, where you will run and laugh

and roam!

You will hear that angel choir rejoice

in praises to the LORD,

And, my darling precious child, you

never will be sick, again...

No, never, anymore!!

But, most of all, you will meet the

King, our Saviour, your Best Friend,

oh my!,

If I could see him take your hand, I

know that I would cry!!

You have fought so long, you gave your

all..GOD says it's time to rest,

We will always love and miss you, Ellis,

but GOD...He knows what's best!

Source: To Our Ellis, Prayer Poems


  1. What a very emotional post! Simpsonville is in my very own back yard. I can not imagine the sadness of losing any of my dear and beautiful children. I will hold my daughters especially close to me today.

  2. Wow! I am without words. I cannot even imagine the pain of losing a child. I pray I will never be faced with that horror.

    Thank you for a great reminder to spend some extra time loving on my girls this afternoon.




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