Saturday, August 25, 2012

A Prayer for a Daughter

If you missed this post yesterday on Ann Voskamp's blog, I urge you to click on over and check it out.

The first time I read it, I prayed it for my daughter. The second time I prayed it for myself. I have read it at least 5 additional times since then. 

The entire entry is beautiful, but this is my favorite excerpt:

"May her vocation in this world simply be translation
Translating every enemy into esteemed guest
Translating every countenance into the face of Christ
Translating every burden into blessing
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..." 
 -Ann Voskamp

May it be so, Lord. May it be so...

1 comment:

HW said...

I am weak in the knees from this prayer. What beautiful words.
All of them.

"May she be dead to all ladders and never go higher, only lower, to the lonely, the least and the longing." This thought is so breathtaking in a world that tells us to push our girls to the front of the line, the top of the always have the spotlight on them. Yes, they must work to their potential and use the gifts God has given them; but teaching them to LOWER themselves -to become LOWLY...I love it.