2 Timothy 1:3-- I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience as my ancestors did, when I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day.
My mother died of cancer when I was nine. She composed a special prayer for me that she would often take to God on my behalf. I didn’t know about this prayer until a special friend, Georgia Drake, gave it to me after I was married and had my own children. Today, I still get tears in my eyes as I read the words my mom wrote. They are a reminder to me of how precious it is to love your children and to pray for them. They are a testimony to the power of prayer. They are words that have helped keep me safe and centered on the narrow path that leads home.
Build Me A Son
by Elizabeth Helen York
Build me a son, Heavenly Father, who loves You more than himself or others.
Build me a son who receives his orders for the day from You before he meets a man.
Build me a son who has in him the attributes You possess:
¨ Love: that sent Christ to die for us.
¨ Gentleness: that leads us like a shepherd;
¨ Joy: that fills our hearts to overflowing;
¨ Long-suffering: that never tires under stress;
¨ Goodness: that showers others with blessing upon blessing;
¨ Faith: that he may always know Your perfect will for him;
¨ Meekness: that he may see himself as your humble servant;
¨ Honesty: that he may be known as a man of truth;
¨ Chastity: that his heart may be pure toward women and men;
¨ Giving: that spirit that gives to others continually;
¨ Comfort: that he may know how to weep with the sorrowful;
¨ Wisdom: that makes him not worldly wise, but a godly man;
¨ Submissive: that he will possess a servant’s spirit toward You and others.
Build me a son who when he is old enough, will let You, his Heavenly Father, choose a helpmate for him that will draw him closer to You through the years, and will always be a godly and submissive wife.”
When we pray we give God a chance to work in the unconscious realm of the lives of those for whom we pray.—Oswald Chambers in Studies in the Sermon on the Mount
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)