Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Sunday Prayer

Tim and I have started praying blessings over our children on Sunday nights.

The prayer I said tonight was taken in part from a prayer Dr. Dobson sent in his last letter from Focus on the Family. This was actually a prayer spoken by his father as he asked the Lord to bless his marriage to Shirley.

I reworded it a little to fit as a prayer for my children

O eternal God: We bring Thee our children, Seth, Selah, and Sydney. They are Thine but Thou in love dist lend them to us for a little season: to care for, to love and to cherish.

It is our earnest prayer for them, not that God shall have a part in their lives, but that He shall have the preeminent part; not that they shall possess faith, but that faith shall fully possess them; that in a materialistic world they shall not live for the earthly and temporal alone, but that they shall be enabled to lay hold on that which is spiritual and eternal.

Let their lives be like the course of the sun: rising in strength, going forth in power and shining more and more unto the perfect day. Let the end of their lives resemble the setting of the sun: going down in a sea of glory, only to shine on undimmed in the firmament of a better world than this.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, Amen.