My mother wrote a prayer for me called “Build Me a Son.” It is a prayer that still inspires me and one that God honors. On July 12,2013, our grandson Jadon celebrated his first birthday. Kathleen and I are grateful that our children love God and that our daughter Sarah and son-in-law Mark will share His love with their son. While the family gathered in Bend to celebrate this milestone, I missed Jadon’s birthday because of Army duty. Ironically, I am in the place where I was born, Colorado Springs. So by the Rocky Mountains I reach to heaven with this new prayer of blessing.
Heavenly Father build me a grandson who loves You with all his heart, mind, soul and strength.
Build me a grandson who lives for Your glory and shares Your story.
Build me a grandson who puts You before relationships, ministry, work, prestige, possessions or power.
Build me a grandson who treasures Your Word, seeks Your wisdom and is discerning.
Build me a grandson who measures life by the thrill of Your presence.
Build me a grandson grateful for Your faithfulness and aware of Your grace.
Build me a grandson in whom You have forged the attributes of:
Numbers 6:24-26—The LORD bless you and protect you; the LORD make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you; the LORD look with favor on you and give you peace.
The most profitable way to invest in the future is to pray.—Stormie Omartian in The Power of a Praying Husband
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)