Daily Reads


Prayer for my family

I just read this prayer on a precious, precious blog post and had to share it here. (It's not the first time I have directed you to Darby's page, and I'm sure it won't be the last...) The words are simple and so very meaningful. I love it and I have already prayed this prayer for you today, my family and loved ones!

O God, I cannot endure to see the destruction of my kindred.
Let those that are united to me in tender ties be precious in thy sight and devoted to thy glory.
Sanctify and prosper my domestic devotion, instruction, discipline, example, that my house may be a nursery for heaven,
my church the garden of the Lord,
enriched with trees of righteousness of thy planting for thy glory;
Let not those of my family who are amiable, moral, attractive, fall short of heaven at last;
Grant that the promising appearances of a tender conscience, soft heart, the alarms and delights of thy Word,
be not finally blotted out,
but bring forth judgment unto victory in all whom I love.


  1. This is a beautiful prayer. Totally worthy of being painted or screen printed somewhere. Challenge...DELIVERED!

  2. Thanks so much for linking up to Faithfully Parenting Linky Party...last week was the first week and I was excited to see people come by, and I hope that you'll come back again next week so we can build a supportive network of mommies!