Friday, July 17, 2009

Home Sweet Home Prayer

My 11 year old daughter wrote the prayer below a few days ago. We have finally arrived at our new -albeit temporary - home in FL (the new one will be ready in a few months). To truly appreciate it, you have to realize that she was devastated about having to move away from her friends and school and her life in PA. Her heart was broken and many tears were shed.

When she read this to me, I cried and thanked God for her grateful heart and her desire to seek and see His hand in her life. Praise His Name. ~ Melanie

A Home Sweet Home Prayer

Dear God...
Thank you God for bringing us here .
We praise you and love You too.

Thank you for all the wonderful things you have given us.
Thanks for bringing us here for this
Home Sweet Home.

You taught us to believe in you
and You taught us how to trust You.
Now all we have to do is follow your way and live
in this Home Sweet Home.

We may be far away from our friends
but that doesn't mean You're not near here.

When I was little, I didn't know You
but then my parents told me about You.

You always know what's about to happen
and if it's bad, You're always there to protect us.

When we're scared, You help us not to be.
When we're sick, You heal us.

I love You and thank You for this wonderful
Home Sweet Home.