Hello Mr. God!
Mr.God I’m sorry for keeping you up late but,
I wanna know if’n you’re too busy,
I can wait.
You see grandma’s been forgettin’ a lot of things.
Mamma says so.
She forgot my name,
today, Mr. God she’s walkin’ kinda slow.
she just left without even without sayin’ bye.
Daddy brought her back and he had tears in his eyes. So I was wonderin’,
can you fix her?
She has something’ called,’all tizers’ daddy said.
She forgets who we are sometimes, and she forgot that grandpa’s dead.
Mr. God, you give her a new rememberer ’cause I miss her playin’, and stuff, with me, and the cookies she used to bake.
And, she was so smart, wasn’t she? She used to talk ’bout you a lot.
Now, she just talks to herself and, Mr. God,
she doesn’t know herself from the pictures on the shelf.
Sometimes, she calls me’little boy’ and pats my cheek or hair.
And she doesn’t seem to care.
Please, Mr. God, will ya fix her, all new again, a’fore she gets lost and can’t remember where she’s been?
She ain’t sang a Jesus song like I like to hear her do.
Daddy says ’cause she is getting old.
But, she’s not as old as you.
Daddy says you never forget and you are older than anyone, anywhere.
Mamma says, “all we can do is remember her in prayer.
So, Mr. God, I’m jest askin’ “cause I don’t know how to pray, cause
you un’erstand what I try to say. Does Jesus have a grandma, and does she forget people, too? I guess she would be your mommy and wouldn’t she be older than you?
Well, I gotta go to bed. Would you keep grandma safe, O please, so as she won’t wander off and get lost? She forgets her hat and coat, and she could freeze. I love her lots and I wish she remembers I’m her little Andy and bake some good cookies for me. And even share my candy. Tell my friend Jesus, I was here and give him a hug from grandma and me. She used to know him and I heard her say,”Thank you, Jesus, for little Andy.”Good night, Mr. God.
Are ya tired? You work, so hard, all day. I’ll be back a’morrow, to visit, before I go out to play.
Good Night !!
(This prayer is more than 50 years old)