Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Mother's Prayer

To my Children:

My sweet baby on loan from above.

No better treasure could I more love.

I stand here beside your bed as I pray

I lay my hand on your head and I say:

May you grow up to serve Him

all of your days.

May He lead you and guide you

in all of your ways.

May His hand bless your future with

friendships that last.

May you cherish your youth

and not grow up too fast

I stare in wonder at your tiny frame.

Just to think that God knows you by name.

He knows every hair on your beautiful head.

He knows your thoughts before they are said.

May God grant you peace

in the midst of a storm.

May God give you strength even

when you’re forlorn.

May you answer the door when

Jesus comes knocking.

May wisdom guide when

your mouth is talking.

May discretion protect you

and keep you pure.

May you never stumble

or fall for a lure.

May your heart remain humble

to the very end.

May uprightness and truth

be what you defend.

May the world not ensnare

or change who you are.

May the light that's within you

shine like the stars.

May angels surround you

body, spirit, mind.

May favor and peace be yours to find.

May rejection and pain

never reach you.

May your spirit grow bold

for what you’re called to.

As you rest in God’s care I will rest, too.

Knowing that Jesus is watching over you.

Amen

Song by Rachel Aldous

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