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O.U.R. – Help answer the Prayer of the Children


We are abolitionists.

As a couple, we support the work of Operation Underground Railroad with all our hearts.

O.U.R works tirelessly to save children from the hell that has been thrust upon them in lands all around the globe.  Slavery did not end with Abraham Lincoln.  Sex slavery must be abolished and we all must help.  To find out more and to become an Abolitionist, read more here.

I have had the privilege to work with this foundation at different levels, and most recently collaborated with O.U.R. and Deseret Book to release a music video of the song “Prayer of the Children” by Kurt Bestor.  Watch here.  The power of these words and the beauty of the children’s faces reminds us of our charge to save.

Can you hear the prayer of the children?

On bended knee, in the shadow of an unknown room
Empty eyes with no more tears to cry
Turning heavenward toward the light

Crying Jesus, help me
To see the morning light
But if I should die before I wake,
I pray my soul to take

Can you feel the hearts of the children?
Aching for home, for something of their very own
Reaching hands, with nothing to hold on to,
But hope for a better day a better day

Crying Jesus, help me
To feel the love again
But if unknown roads lead away from home,
Give me loving arms, away from harm

Can you hear the voice of the children?
Softly pleading for silence in a shattered world?
Angry guns preach a gospel full of hate,
Blood of the innocent on their hands

Crying Jesus, help me
To feel the sun again
For when darkness clears I know you’re near,
Bringing peace again.

Can you hear the prayer of the children?