Prayer for Loved Ones

My heart is heavy, Lord,
You know the reason why,
For you can see the ones I love
Who seem to pass you by.
The deep concern I feel
Is also shared by you,
That they may know your saving grace
And live as they should do.

I also know, dear Lord,
There's little I can do
To make them see their sinful state
And win them unto you.
But daily I can pray
And unto you submit
The burden which is hard to bear
And you will carry it.

So keep me looking up
To you, my loving Lord,
For I need guidance every day
Through prayer and your blest Word.
Just keep my spirit sweet,
Free from all care or fear,
And may your presence in my life
Help draw my dear ones near.

Honoria A. Groves