Our sweet boy turns three today. There is so much to be said about the joys and challenged of being his momma, a momma to a preschooler, but this post isn’t about that.
This post contains a prayer that I did some #praynames art for last night. I love doing pray names art for birth gits or wedding gifts – to pray over the person I’m doing it for – and to get Scripture in their homes. But, I had never done ones for our boys. So, last night, before the balloons and the wrapping paper, the pancakes, and the cupcakes, I sat down and prayed this for him:
You are a faithful God who delights to give us good gifts.
Elijah is definitely a good gift!
We thank you for giving him to us for such a short time.
I pray that you would capture his heart and his mind early.
That you would use his creativity and imagination for the glory of your great name.
Take his compassion for others – for the hurting – and use it to bring peace and healing in the world.
Use his words and his sweet touch to be strength and comfort to those in need.
May he grow to be a man of God who is captured by all of your beauty.
May he never lose his desire to dance when no one is looking.
I pray that you would break his little heart for things that cause you to weep.
May he one day be a husband who leads his wife faithfully
and a daddy to littles who will look to him to show them Christ.
Most of all, I pray that he would love you more dearly than anything else in the world.
You are good.