You had granted me the pleasure of fatherhood.
But with favor came responsibility
To protect and nurture each treasured bloom.
However, those days of tutoring
Have long exceeded their expiry date.
For my brood have planted
And are growing their own family trees.
Yet, a father will always have father DNA
Even when his children cease to be children.
I therefore petition You, omnipotent Physician and Healer
In my daughter’s time of need
To invade her being and revive her body.
You have been compassionate
And have imparted youthful vigor
To these aging bones and organs of mine
In which I am appreciative.
Yet, brazenly, I now mediate on behalf of my beloved,
Whom You once placed in my care
To do right, which I now cannot.
Only Your power can restore.
The power that raised Your Son from the vault.
The power You displayed in calling forth Lazarus
From the land of the sleeping still.
The power that flowed
From a touch of Your garment.
Let me rejoice in Your goodness.
May my praise be an eternal spring
Splashing upon every passerby.
May I recall this exceptional day
And boast about the Lord’s lovingkindness.
For You are the same yesterday, today and forever.
HEART OF PRAISE
Let me be in mindful prayer throughout my busy day, to intercede for others Lord and help me know just what to pray.