We are enjoying a little family vacation in California before we drop Tim off at college this next weekend. We hit some amusement parks, beach, swimming and some good time with family. I think he is all set to move into his new "home" : ) I found this prayer and have claimed it as my own prayer for sweet "Timmy" Can't wait to post pictures from our trip and time together!!
Thank you for this treasured child of mine. Although you have entrusted him to me, I know he belongs to you. Like Hannah offered Samuel, we dedicated our child to you from the beginning, Lord. I recognize that he is always in your care. Help me as a parent, Lord, with my weaknesses and imperfections. Keep my child walking on the path that leads to eternal life. Help him to overcome the temptations in this world and the sin that would so easily entangle him.Dear God, send your Holy Spirit daily to lead and guide him. Ever assist him to grow in wisdom and stature, in grace and knowledge, in kindness, compassion and love. May he serve you faithfully with his whole heart devoted to you. May he discover the joy of your presence through daily relationship with your Son, Jesus.
Help me never to hold on too tightly to this child, nor neglect my responsibilities before you as a parent. Lord, let my committment to raise this child for the glory of your name cause his life to forever testify of your faithfulness.
In Jesus' name I pray.