It's Father's Day!
What a wonderful world we live in that there are specific days dedicated to people as special as our fathers. I am blessed to have been raised by a ridiculously patient, hardworking father who set an incredible example for me in a husband.
I am proud to say that my husband has some of the same qualities that I admire so much in my dad.
Since today is Father's Day and we just recently welcomed our second child into the family, I'd like to write a little prayer for my husband:
Lord, I pray for my husband today, that you would fill his heart with joy as he celebrates his second Father's Day. I am so grateful to you, Lord, for blessing me with my children and blessing my children with such a wonderful earthly father. Thank you for instilling in Preston a kind and patient heart, for leading him to me to truly be my better half. I pray that you will continue to guide him through his parenting journey, equipping him to lead his family and household in Your name. May his relationship with You strengthen daily, so that he may continue to know You and be an example to his children. I ask Your blessing on Preston, today and every day, for him to grow closer to You and have a peaceful heart. I also pray that You will lead me to be a Godly wife. Help me to appreciate and encourage him and respect and love him. Please bless our marriage, Lord, so that it will be a strong foundation for our family, a Christ-like example of intimacy for Lucy and Parker.
Thank you, God, for blessing Preston and I with our beautiful babies, for trusting us to care for Your children. I pray that they may know how much they are loved by an awesome God and that we as parents will be a reflection of that love and grace.
In Jesus name, amen.