Cross Cultural Family, Soulful Sojourning

A Prayer for My Son

Isaac, my son. As your mother, every birthday celebrates the gift of your tender, sweet, soul.

In all you wiggles, cuddles, and giggles I’m thankful that you’ve brought laughter into our hearts and home. Your life is the answer to so many prayers.

Today, I pray you understand the importance of trust and years of faithfulness in the good name you bear.

I pray you experience the gift of being a daddy and pouring every ounce of your being into a tiny, vulnerable being that owns your heart.

I pray that you would experience the sweat of hard work and the pride of a job well done.

I pray that you’ll taste the joy of victory but never forget the pain of defeat.

I pray you seek God’s approval more than man’s and have the courage to stand alone.

I pray you understand the weight of simple pleasures and the gift of a smile.

I pray you’ll listen to the wisdom of others but find what makes your heart beat faster, what battles are worth fighting.

I pray you find what brings you peace, the stillness of the forrest, the height of a mountain, the dew of the morning, the power of the ocean, the presence of God.

I pray you understand that strength in not found in force alone but in restraint, humility and perseverance.

I pray you embrace passion and purpose, the fullness of God’s delight in you.

By God’s grace,

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Ndjerareou means 'he who builds the road in Ngambai, Nate's tribal language spoken in Chad, Africa.

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