Prayer For My Son And Daughter In Law

More than anything, we want to bless you and our son as much as we possibly can. God has so graciously blessed us with the two of you, and we want to be a blessing right back. In-laws get such a negative stigma sometimes, but we don't want to be that stereotype at all. We are for you all, not against you! You can come to us for anything.

I know you have your own mother, and I, in no way, want to try and fill that special place in your life. I want to be your friendyour much older friend. I want to take you out to breakfast and go shopping. I want to watch the grandkids and let you have a break. I want to be on the other end of the phone when you need someone older, and hopefully wiser at that point, to talk to. Let's please be friends. I so look forward to that.

Future daughter of mine, I pray that whether or not church or Scripture is part of your childhood, that you would sense God. That you would be drawn to Him and see Him working around you. That you would have Christians coming into your life from all sides showing you His goodness, and that even before you accept Jesus as Lord, seeds of knowledge and trust in God would grow in you.

Sweet girl, where ever you are I pray that God will protect you as you grow. That you will be kept safe as you find your way to Him. I do not know if your parents know Jesus or if you have any Christian friends or family, but until you come to know our Lord as your Savior, I pray He will protect you and your heart as He guides you into His family.

Pray that she will learn to be submissive to God the Father through Christ Jesus, and in learning submission to His will, she will understand her godly role as a wife who is submissive to her husband (Ephesians 5:22 & 24, and Colossians 3:18, 1 Peter 3:1).

Pray that she will develop a love for Christ Jesus and commit her life to Him when she reaches the age of understanding, by obeying the Gospel of Christ and seeking to walk faithfully with Him all of her days (Romans 6:1-10).

When I'm tempted to worry about what could happen to her, remind me that Jesus has already won the battle (1 Corinthians 15:57) and You hide Your beloved under the shadow of Your wings (Psalm 90:1-5).

Precious Father, we fight not against flesh and blood but against spiritual forces of evil (Ephesians 6:12). That's a scary thought, especially as I send my child out into the world, where I can't protect her.