Birthday Prayer

brooke

This post is from exactly one year ago today, but the sentiments remain the same.

Brooke,

I remember when I found out I was pregnant with you and was so surprised; I pray you will continue to surprise people throughout your life.

I pray that you will dream big dreams but cherish small moments.

I pray that you will be a leader by serving others.

I pray that you will know how to work hard but also learn how to have a still soul.

I pray that you will always ask questions but even more take time to hear answers.

I pray that you will laugh often but don’t be afraid to cry.

I pray that you will have a soft heart and strong voice for the weak and oppressed.

I pray that you will love the Lord with all your heart soul and mind but don’t forget to love your neighbor as yourself.

I pray that you will think globally but act locally.

I pray that I am willing to be a parent more than a friend to you (for the time being at least).

I pray that our home will be a place of acceptance and challenge.

I pray that I will teach you more about holiness than personal happiness.

I pray that I will have the fortitude to let you make mistakes and learn from them but know that I am still on your side.

I pray that I will not forsake disciplining you when needed but know that I still love you.

I pray that I will never take you for granted but will treasure you always.

When in doubt: seek justice, love mercy, walk humbly with God.

Amen.

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