I’ve been racking my brain for a while now, trying to figure out what to do for Israel’s one year update. He turned one a while ago and I still hadn’t blogged about it lol. It was between the regular update, on how he’s developing or I was going to write a letter, as I’ve seen a couple other blogger mums do. But each time I sat down to write something, nothing would come. It’s funny because, there’s so much I could put in a letter and even more I could write about his development but literally every time I went to write, I just couldn’t put my words down. Until today where I’ve just gotten this idea to just write a prayer for him, I pray for Israel all the time, I’ve done it since before he was even born. It’s something that’s very important to me. Obviously I’m not perfect and I do forget to pray sometimes which is exactly why when I do remember it’s so important to me.
As a Christian, I’ve grown up with a very prayerful family, and my Mum’s always prayed for me growing up and she still does till this day, and I believe a lot of the time when I forget to pray for myself it’s her prayers that keep the blessings and protection of God coming. God hears our prayers, he really, really hears a Mother’s prayers for her child, but not only that, a prayer is like a positive affirmation to your child, it reminds them how special they are and tells them all the hopes and dreams you have for them.
A prayer for my one-year-old…
Israel you are one year old now. A year that has been a blessing beyond doubt. I prayed for you before you were born and I continue to pray for you because that is the only way I know that God who has watched over me all my life will also watch over you for all the years to come. He has kept me and guided me and I pray He does the same for you.
You are truly a blessing, and I pray that you always remember that.
You are a born leader, and I pray that you’ll always be just that.
You are loved, and I pray that love radiates from you.
You are a special gift from God and I pray that you remember that too.
Israel, I pray you will be just as powerful as your name but remain humble, peaceful and joyful, for you are fearfully and wonderfully made.
I pray that you remain protected under the shield of the almighty, that society doesn’t reject, use or neglect you.
Although storms will come your way (and I tell ya, they will!) you will overcome them because you are strong, you are brave and there’s nothing too hard for the Lord I pray you one day will serve.
I just pray that you will always be happy.
Israel you are one! And I pray you live to see and celebrate many, many, MANY more years!
Even though he may not be able to read this right now, he’ll always be able to hear my prayers and understand them more as he gets older, and one day he will be able to read this, understand it and pray it for himself!
My prayer to my one-year-old.