A prayer for my granddaughter
LORD, we do thank you for this wonderful little girl,
given to us at the start of this new year.
May her mother be a fountain of love and joy,
from whom she draws nourishment and wisdom.
May her father be a pillar of strength and integrity,
from whom she draws dignity and humanity.
May her parents’ love for each other and for her provide a matrix,
in which she will grow in wisdom and stature,
and in favour with God and men.
May she always have passion in her heart and light in her eyes;
passion to give a purpose to her living,
and the light of aliveness to enjoy and appreciate life.
Protect her, O LORD, from the wiles of the evil ones,
and strengthen her to face her temptations.
May her cup overfloweth and help her to sail on the river of no regrets,
avoiding the rapids of resentment, bitterness and unforgiveness.
Give her good and faithful friends to keep her company,
and mentors and spiritual directors to guide her path.
Help her to develop the gifts and talents you have given her,
so that she will develop to her full potential as a person.
Guide her to develop a humility that comes from knowing you,
and to learn from her successes and failures.
Give her the persistence to strive for whatever is right and true,
and the courage to follow her passion wherever it may lead her.
LORD, let this precious little one come to know you,
as her Lord and Saviour, offering her life to the Father in service,
living her life in Christ, and becoming like Christ in the process.
May she bears the fruit of the Holy Spirit and,
let your light shine brightly in her so that she will draw others to you.
We humbly ask this in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.