FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND
The Footprints Prayer is an inspirational poem about having faith in God. Also known as
"Footprints in the Sand", this prayer shows how God is always with us, especially in times of need.
The Footprints Prayer
One night I had a dream..
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord, and
Across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand;
One belonged to me, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before us,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
There was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
and saddest times in my life
This really bothered me, and I questioned the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
You would walk with me all the way;
But I have noticed that during the
most troublesome times in my life,
There is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why in times when I
needed you most, you should leave me."
The Lord replied, "My precious, precious
child. I love you, and I would never,
never leave you during your times of
trial and suffering.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."
This was a favorite of my dads. I read it at his memorial service. He had many challenges in his life and remained faithful to God and his family. I believe he found comfort in knowing
God remained faithful to him even when he felt alone.
It has also brought me great comfort knowing that even when people who you think you can count on, fail you, there is always God who never fails you . He accepts you as you are and stays with you no matter what choices you make as long as you keep your heart open to his calling. You dont have to earn His favor in order to be part of His family. He will never leave us or forsake us.
As my father said in the last months of his life while I was caring for him..".Alice I wouldn't want you any other way than to be yourself."We had some great times in those moments just the two of us
those "memories" will last me a lifetime..