Inspired by God and my wife, motivated by “turning 50” and a mom who always told me “to write”, Prayers from Dad was started as a way to share my heart with my wife and kids and to my extended family. I hope they all know how much they mean to me, and how much they have influenced me. I hope that any words I can put down may encourage them in some small way.
After almost 25 years, does my wife know how much she holds my heart? Does she know she “had me from hello”? Does she know that she is the rock in my life – the only love of my life? Does she know that I pray for her daily? Does she know that I ask God to make me a better man and husband for her?
Can my kids possibly fathom how much I love them? When trials hit them in life, have I done enough to prepare them? Will they remember my texts/notes of encouragement?Will they draw closer to God during those times? Do they know that I pray for them “without ceasing”? I pray for God to give me the right words to say to them, the right advice to give them. I pray for God to speak to them, to draw them close to Him and His word. I pray for His guidance, protection and blessing on their life. I pray for their future spouses. I pray for any and everything God places on my heart for them and when I don’t know what specifically to pray, I pray that they will always “seek ye first the Kingdom of God” (Matthew 6:33) and I pray that God will always “search them….and lead them” (Psalm 139:23-24).
I have known great highs and deep lows in life. I have failed too many times to count and will no doubt fail more. But during all of that, my love for God and my family has never wavered. My drive to be a man “after God’s own heart” will never cease and I hope this blog encourages my kids to be that kind of man and woman.
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