Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 51: A Prayer for My Grandson

“They will be called oaks of righteousness,
Trees planted by the Lord to reveal his splendor. “

Isaiah 61:4

My dear Father,

My heart rejoices at the birth of my grandson, and I thank you with my whole heart for your presence at his birth, that You heard our prayers and brought him to this earth in an environment of peace and joy. I am overwhelmed at your goodness. Truly, he is fearfully and wonderfully made, and the wonder of your works are present in the tiny details of his little hand and beautiful eyes. Thank you for the beautiful unity of his parents in the event of his birth, I ask that as they begin the journey of raising this little boy into an amazing man that you will always guide them by your Spirit, that each year that passes will find them loving You and each other with more intensity, joy and passion than the year before, and that the same unity that reigned at this little ones birth, will reign in their hearts and in their home. Father, I seek you on behalf of my beautiful grandson, and I ask that You will make him a delight to his parents and those You choose to bring into his life. I pray that he will grow in wisdom and in stature both before You and men. I ask that he will always have a heart after You, and that truly, he will grow into an Oak of Righteousness. Gracious Father, guard this little one, for all of his days guard him, and let him grow with the knowledge of a mother and father who delight in him, and an entire family that greatly rejoices at the gift of his life. I am confident, that by your grace, he will become a fine man.

Your Grateful Beloved…now a Grandma

“The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice,
And he who begets a wise child will delight in him.
Let your Father and your Mother be glad,
And let her who bore you rejoice.”

Proverbs 23:24-25


  1. Wonderful news, Stacey. I am so, so happy for you and your family.

  2. This is a very beautifully written prayer. What an exciting time for you! Congratulations!