Monday, September 17, 2012

A Prayer for my Father

Here is a letter I found when I was going through my writings.  It was written for Valentine's Day in 2003, but any day is a good day to thank my Heavenly Father and I'd like to post it now.

Dear Father,

If I should die tonight, I would be content, knowing that I am in the arms of a faithful Father. There is nothing I am afraid of right now.

I am very confused, but You will supply me with answers.  You are my divine source, for truth, for all I need.

There is so much to do.  I know that you will help me choose what is best.  You are my shield.  There is only goodness in You.  You are my delight.  I think about how wonderful You are to me.  You give me all good things in due season.  You will not withhold any good thing from me.

You are my provider, my friend, my shelter.  My thoughts turn to songs about Your majesty.  You are so faithful.  I know there is never a time when You are not looking after me or caring for me.

You forgive me of my sins and faults because of Jesus, my Savior, and remove them far from me.  You are not upset when I ask questions.  You don't get mad when I am confused.

I have little areas of interest to me which I cherish and would like to keep, but they are yours if You want them.  Everything You do for me is to help me, so I can be blessed to be a  blessing.

You promise to fulfull my heart's desire when I am delighting in You.  You are the joy of my heart.

Accept my praise this day.

Your Nancy 


  1. Enjoyed your posting... especially liked the phrase 'my thoughts turn to songs'.... and how you closed it with 'your Nancy'. Special!

  2. That SO reflects MY heart today, too, Nancy. He hears. He answers!

  3. Amen!! When you look back at this letter can you see God's hand on your life in later years?

  4. Awhile back, I read a book called, "Love Letters to God." This reminds me of that book. Most of my journaling takes that form.


  5. What a treasure! So glad you shared it with us. Thank you. :)

  6. I would like to thank all of you for your kind comments.

    Terri - Yes, absolutely. That's one of the great things about journaling and my letters. They consistently show me how God has been working in my life.

  7. What a wonderful idea for a Valentine's Day letter. Thanks for sharing it, Nancy!