A Father’s Prayer

A Father’s Prayer

Build me a son, O Lord,
who will be strong enough to know when he is weak,
and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid;
one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat,
and humble and gentle in victory.
Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort,
but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge.
Here let him learn to stand up in the storm;
here let him learn compassion for those who fail.
Build me a son whose heart will be clear,
whosegoal will be high,
a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men,
one who will reach into the future,
yet never forget the past.
And, after all these things are his,
give him, I pray, enough of a sense of humor,
so that he may always
be serious,yet never take himself too seriously.
Give him humility,
so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness,
the open mind of true strength.
Then I, his father, will dare to whisper,
‘I have not lived in vain. Amen

Arinze Ani

6 Comments

  1. Karen
    Jul 18, 2015 @ 13:47:29

    In jesus name I pray with much love and thanks giving..amen

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  2. Richard Esugret
    Jul 18, 2015 @ 19:04:11

    Amen

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  3. Joao Soares
    Jul 30, 2015 @ 09:43:28

    Thank You Jesus for the most amazing son You have given me. Please Lord our God my son is your son, just help me to know what to do to guide him through life, and your hand must be holding his hand always and forever. AMEN

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  4. Peg McCauley
    Aug 06, 2015 @ 21:28:43

    Dear sweet Jesus, thank you for blessing me with two sons, I pray that my oldest son David is by your side in heaven. Thank you for the time with him that you granted me and that my youngest son will continue to grow ever more in the image of your Son. Amen

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  5. Bob meno
    Aug 07, 2015 @ 01:11:21

    Thanks for that prayers. I need it for my son

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  6. alfredo-glena
    Jun 18, 2017 @ 13:51:35

    Thank you Almighty God for blessing me a son….

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