The Footprints Prayer

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.



It is thought by some that that the person describing the dream is in fact Jesus. Just as we all sometimes struggle with our faith, so to did Jesus. In times of need, we must look back and see the footprints in the sand to realize that God is, has and always will by our side.

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 the 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.

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