Susan Aglukark: Mama's Prayer

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Mama's Prayer

While I was sleeping one night
I was awakened by a sound
Mama softly praying for us, then I found
As she spoke with the moon
I began to weep
As words came from her heart for her family

CHORUS: And she prayed for you and I plead
"I've been worried about my family
Lately I'm wondering if my prayers are getting through
I know you love my family as much as I do."

She says her little boy has grown
And he wants to be a man
But still there's so much that he doesn't understand
And my daughter's at the age
when she just won't agree
That my life shouldn't revolve around my family

CHORUS: And then she prayed for you and I plead
"I've been worried about my family
Lately I'm wondering if my prayers are getting through
I know you love my family as much as I do

She asked guidance from "the Man"
He works hard to keep his fan
But sometimes she's discouraged
Because we never get ahead
And the baby's not well
Oh Lord knows she prays
"Give me strength to take care of my family."

CHORUS: And she prays for you and I plead
"I've been worried about my family
Lately I'm wondering if my prayers are getting through
I'm worried about my family, such as I do."







songwriter: Susan Aglukark

performed by: Susan Aglukark

date released: 1995 by Susan Aglukark

Born in Churchill, Manitoba, in 1967, Susan Aglukark spent the first twelve years of her life moving around the Northwest Territories with her father, who was a Pentecostal minister, her mother and seven siblings. After graduating from high school in Arviat, Nunavut, Aglukark moved to Ottawa to work for the Department of Northern and Indian Affairs as a linguist. Returning to the Northwest Territories, she began performing in northern Inuit community where she caught the attention of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Aglukark released her first album, "Arctic Rose" in 1992 and soon came her breakthrough album two years later. One track called "O Siem" (Animals) soared to national acclaim and Aglukark was to end the year of 1995 with 2 Juno Awards for New Solo Artist and Music of Canada Aboriginal Recording. Reflecting her Christian roots, she also recorded Amazing Grace in her native language of Inuktituk.

Susan Aglukark has worked tirelessly as a spokesperson for aboriginal and Inuit non-profit youth groups. She promotes the universal ideals of self-respect and strength for all indigenous peoples.

In 2004, she was awarded an honourary DFA from the University of Lethbridge, as well, an LL.D from the University of Alberta. Her highest honour came with being made an Officer in the Order of Canada in 2005.



Mama's Prayer

While I was sleeping one night
I was awakened by a sound
Mama softly praying for us, then I found
As she spoke with the moon
I began to weep
As words came from her heart for her family

CHORUS: And she prayed for you and I plead
"I've been worried about my family
Lately I'm wondering if my prayers are getting through
I know you love my family as much as I do."

She says her little boy has grown
And he wants to be a man
But still there's so much that he doesn't understand
And my daughter's at the age
when she just won't agree
That my life shouldn't revolve around my family

CHORUS: And then she prayed for you and I plead
"I've been worried about my family
Lately I'm wondering if my prayers are getting through
I know you love my family as much as I do

She asked guidance from "the Man"
He works hard to keep his fan
But sometimes she's discouraged
Because we never get ahead
And the baby's not well
Oh Lord knows she prays
"Give me strength to take care of my family."

CHORUS: And she prays for you and I plead
"I've been worried about my family
Lately I'm wondering if my prayers are getting through
I'm worried about my family, such as I do."







songwriter: Susan Aglukark

performed by: Susan Aglukark

date released: 1995 by Susan Aglukark

Born in Churchill, Manitoba, in 1967, Susan Aglukark spent the first twelve years of her life moving around the Northwest Territories with her father, who was a Pentecostal minister, her mother and seven siblings. After graduating from high school in Arviat, Nunavut, Aglukark moved to Ottawa to work for the Department of Northern and Indian Affairs as a linguist. Returning to the Northwest Territories, she began performing in northern Inuit community where she caught the attention of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Aglukark released her first album, "Arctic Rose" in 1992 and soon came her breakthrough album two years later. One track called "O Siem" (Animals) soared to national acclaim and Aglukark was to end the year of 1995 with 2 Juno Awards for New Solo Artist and Music of Canada Aboriginal Recording. Reflecting her Christian roots, she also recorded Amazing Grace in her native language of Inuktituk.

Susan Aglukark has worked tirelessly as a spokesperson for aboriginal and Inuit non-profit youth groups. She promotes the universal ideals of self-respect and strength for all indigenous peoples.

In 2004, she was awarded an honourary DFA from the University of Lethbridge, as well, an LL.D from the University of Alberta. Her highest honour came with being made an Officer in the Order of Canada in 2005.



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Quiz #: 2952
From Churchill, Manitoba, Susan Aglukark sings a prayer of every mother in the world in
Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
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