As Father's Day approaches, I have been in prayer for the right words to write...for the right things to say...and I have been looking and looking for the right card.....not sure I found it, but I found this.
This prayer is from Family Life. It says it perfectly. I keep the prayer card in my purse....I could pray it for Brendan, my dad...my brothers...my brother -n - law....I can even pray it for my son...
Here it is:
Lord, my prayer is that he falls so deeply in love with you......that everything...just everything...flows into place. As one of your servants said, 'when the promise is clear, the price is easy".
And Lord, as the wife...the mother...the sister...the....friend...may I be that helpmate, companion, champion, friend and support.
Lord, teach me to create a peaceful, restful and safe place for my husband to come home to.
Lord, Teach me how to care for myself and stay attractive to him. Lord, grow me into a creative and confident woman who is rich in mind, soul, and spirit. Lord, make me the kind of woman he can be proud to say ...that is my wife. Lord, I lay all my expectations at Your cross. I release my husband from the burdn of fulfilling me in areas where I should ONLY be looking to You. Lord, help me to accept him for who he is and not try to change him. Lord, leave any changing that needs to be done in Your hands, fully accepting that neither of us is perfect and never will be. Only You Lord, are perfect and I look to You to perfect us.
Lord, I ask all of this in Your perfect name, Amen.