Friday, May 14, 2010
Happy Birthday, Dear Dad
And why did he have to call MY name in prayer? What if I didn’t want to be saved? What if I wanted to grow up and be the biggest sinner the South had ever seen?
Why couldn’t he just leave me out of it and pray for something really important—like a bigger house where I could have my own room with soundproof walls?
James 5:16 says, “The effectual ‘fervent’ prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
And indeed, it does.
Today, I am walking the paths of righteousness, sending up prayers for a daughter of my own.
How rich I am. How rich my daughter is. How much I’ll miss the sound of Daddy praying when the good Lord calls him home. ♦
This article originally appeared in Signs of the Times.
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