Saturday morning, while paging through my Bible and reading various passages,
I stopped at Proverbs 23:12-26.
Since the impending birth of our daughter's and SIL's
BABY! BABY! BABY!
is constantly on my mind these days,
a blessing/prayer began taking shape in this Grandma's heart.
I began daydreaming that I was praying it over her/him in the womb.
May you always apply your heart to instruction
and your ears to words of knowledge.
May your parents never withhold loving discipline from you.
May your heavenly Father make your heart wise
and the hearts of your parents glad.
May they rejoice when your lips speak what is right.
May your heart never envy sinners,
but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD,
for He promises there is a future hope for you
and your hope will not be cut off.
May you always listen, my child,
and be wise,
and keep your heart on the right path.
May you not join those who drink too much wine
nor become gluttonous.
May you listen to your heavenly Father
and your earthly father
and may you not despise your mother when she is old.
May you buy the truth and not sell it,
get wisdom, discipline, and understanding.
May your parents rejoice and be glad for having a wise child!
May you honor your father and your mother,
that it may go well with you
and that you may live long on the earth.
[It seemed appropriate to insert the 4th commandment here, Deuteronomy 5:16]
May you give your heart to the Lord
and always keep your eyes to His ways.
Lord, I pray this in Jesus' name. Amen.
We are going to visit our kids
-all except the ones in Europe-
on Mother's Day.
It would be a daydream come true if I could lay my hands on my daughter's womb
and speak this prayer/blessing over our baby that day!
Just in case I don't get it together enough to post again this week
-still in the process of tying baby's quilt-
May God bless your Mother's Day with peace, love, and hope!
Link for overwhelmed Moms: A Holy Experience-May 3-When life's a lid, find the handle