Thursday, March 06, 2014

A Mother's Prayers Never End...

"O Lord of love, who art not far from any of Thy children, watch with Thy care those who are far away from us; be Thou about their path; be Thou within their hearts; be Thou their defense upon their right hand. Give them unfailing trust in Thee; grant them power against temptation; qualify them for whatever task Thou givest them to do; deliver them from the snare of setting duty aside; make it their joy to do Thy will. Let not distance break the bonds of love which bind them to us and to Thee, but knit us closer in thy love, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord." ~Boyd Carpenter, quoted in the book Five Minutes a Day, c. 1929.
"Children are a heritage from the Lord...." ~Psalm 127:3