Tuesday, February 5, 2013

My prayer (and some thoughts) for my son

I pray that you are a man of conviction
And because of that...you are confident.
Not arrogant. There's a big difference
Your confidence is not in yourself.
Your confidence is a direct reflection of your conviction in Jesus Christ.

I pray that you are quiet about your abilities, but loud about God's.
People will learn what a good man you are by the way you treat them, you don't have to tell them.

I pray that you are kind and strong.
Knowing the two can exist together.

I pray that you are considerate and respectful.
You never know who needs your attention and everyone deserves your respect.
Know that it is never your job to humble someone.

I pray that you watch your dad very carefully. He is a good man.
 The best I have ever known.
And I have known a lot of good men. But, watch carefully. He is not one to tell you how good he is.

Honor the Golden Rule and love everybody.
Treat other people the way you would like to be treated...always.

Most of all, I pray that you love the Lord with ALL of your heart.
the rest will fall into place


Rachel said...

This is beautiful.

I find so often it is hard to know how to put in to words what I want Hudson to know and be. Some days I have it all in my head but can't quite get it out right.

This, though... yep. you got it.

Lauren said...

Great things to pray for your son and all our children! Thanks for sharing :)