Today my youngest daughter turns 17. She gets the credit for my current love affair with praying scripture, so I couldn’t help but think of her for today’s Praying God’s Word Wednesday. I had used scripture to pray before (big fan of Stormie O’Martian’s books early in my marriage), but my girl Allie holds the distinction of being the first person I texted a scripture and prayer to.
Now, I weekly text many people I care about with scriptures and prayers. I also pray for me and my immediate family using whatever passage I happen to be reading (from a bible study, sermon notes from Sunday, a book, etc.). But I digress.
When thinking about my girl on the day of her birth, this scripture came to mind:
Behold, children are a [a]gift of the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Psalm 127:3 NASB
God gifts and rewards us in many ways. Children are only one of them. And parenting is far from sunshine and rainbows all the time. I have said often, and stand by, that my children are simultaneously the reason for some of my deepest joys and biggest frustrations. But today, when thinking about Allie, the following prayer flowed.
Replace the name and pronouns with the appropriate ones for the person (or yourself) that you are praying for.
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