Rafael is taking the girls out to a father-daughter dance tonight. Whoever their future husbands are, they will have some big shoes to fill! Rafa models to them how to expect to be treated by future men in their life by the loving and gentle way he is with me. He is diligent in reminding them what true love looks like and how worthy they are of it.

We are praying for you, future bonus sons. We love you and we are looking forward to meeting you (not for awhile though!). Here are some practical scriptures I pray for the children who will be my sons-in-law someday:

I pray that he will confess with his mouth that Jesus is Lord. (Romans 10:9)

I pray that he would be a new creation in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17)

I pray that his childhood and young adulthood would be filled with teachers who will equip him for the work of ministry and building up the body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-12)

I pray that he honors his parents, that he will enjoy a long life. (Ephesians 6:3)

I pray that his parents (or other godly adults in his life) are training him up in the way he should go and that he would never depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

I pray that his heart is good soil, and that he hears God’s word, retains it, and persevere. I pray that satan would not snatch God’s word from his heart. Lord, don’t let the worries, riches, or pleasures of this live choke Your word and make it unfruitful in his life. Let Your roots go deep, so he can stand firm in the times of testing. (Luke 8:11-15)

I pray that he is a child of God in a wicked and depraved generation, and that he shines like a star in the universe as he hold out the word of life. (Philippians 2:16)