Daughter’s Prayer

This beautiful prayer, written by a living hero of mine, Ann Voskamp, is truly, the cry of my heart as we raise 3 precious little girls in a big,  sin-sick world…

Father who breathed into this daughter…

I pray for this girl being formed into eternity….

May the wind always be in her hair

May the sky always be wide with hope above her

And may all the hills be an exhilaration

the trials but a trail,

all the stones but stairs to God.

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God, clothe this girl in a gown of grace
Grace, the only dress that makes beautiful,
the style of Your spirit.

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Nourish her on the comfort food of the Word,
Word, that makes her crave more of Christ,
have hunger pangs for Him.

Enclose her in communion with You
You, Love who makes her love, who folds her heart into a roof
that absorbs storms for souls,
that makes her tongue speak only the words that make  souls stronger.

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May her vocation in this world simply be translation

When it’s hard to be patient… make her willing to suffer
When it’s ridiculous to be thankful … make her see all is grace
When it’s radical to forgive … make her live the foundation of our faith
And when it’s time to work… make her a holy wonder.

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May she be bread and feed many with her life and her laughter
May she be thread and mend brokeness and knit hearts
May she be dead to all ladders & never go higher , only lower, to the lonely, the least & the longing
Her led of the Spirit to lead many to the Cross
that leads to the tomb wildly empty.

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Oh, and raise me, Lord, from the deadness of my own sins to love this beautiful girl like You do…Amen.

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