I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. 1 Samuel 1:27 (NIV)
In the first chapter of 1 Samuel, Hannah is found in the temple praying earnestly to the Lord for a child, praying so hard that Eli, the high priest, thought she was drunk.
God chose to answer her prayer.
I believe that we should pray for our children, earnestly, sincerely, continuously. I may not be praying to have a child, but I pray for my child.
I have prayed wisdom, patience, and courage through her early years.
I have prayed kindness, sincerity, and honesty for her.
I am praying for her even now. Compassion, integrity, and a searching heart.
And on this, the eve of her rapidly approaching sixteenth birthday, I see the evidence that God has granted me what I have asked of him.
Kindness for her friend who calls her in tears.
Patience with her little sister.
A heart that searches for God and the truth found in His word.
Compassion for her ailing grandfather.
Courage to face the future with God.
My daughter is a beautiful young lady that I love more than I ever thought I could possibly love another human being. I am so excited to see what her future brings.
Happy birthday, my child. I love you. I am praying for you.