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A Psalm for My Son, John
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By Nan Forehand
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A Psalm for My Son, John


(Soar With The Eagle, My Son)

Oh Lord, most gracious God

You search my mind and my heart.

My innermost desires have always been known to You.

How great the blessings You have bestowed upon me.

My soulmate, my daughter and my son are priceless

and cherished. 

I praise You for the blessings of family and friends.

Today, I give praise and honor to You, oh God,

for the blessing of my son in my life.

Before he came forth into this world,

You knew his destiny.

As much as I love him,

You love him more.

All the days of his life

instruct him in the way he should go.

Impart unto him love, knowledge, wisdom,

compassion, and strength of character.

May his integrity never be breached.

May Your good and Holy Spirit lead him

on level ground all the days of his life.

Though he is human and he will make mistakes,

I trust You, oh God, to fulfill Your purpose for his life.

Through those times when he does the things

he doesn't want to do and doesn't do the things

he wants to do, love him and forgive him when

he fails you.

My son is a heritage from You, Most Precious Lord.

May he always and forever be secure as he daily

puts his faith in You.

He knows his life is in Your hands.

Mold him and shape him into the man

he is becoming.

Your promise preserves his life.

Keep evil far from him.

As he travels through this earthly life

keep a hedge of protection around him.

Lord, my son is a delight to my soul and

he gives me peace.

My heart sings as he wraps me up in a tender

embrace of love.

Lord, give him wings to soar with the eagle.

Direct his steps in the way he should go.

Shine Your light into his inmost being.

Use his life as an example of Your unfailing love.

My soul rejoices for my son is a rare gem

being polished by my Lord and Savior.

As he matures into manhood and becomes husband

and father himself, lead him, guide him, and direct

him in all he says and does so that his words

and his actions are pleasing unto You.

Heavenly Father, in You, I put my hope and my trust.

With absolute faith and with no room for doubt,

I will honor You and praise You all the days

of my life.  You are worthy, Lord.  You are


So let it be.


written by Nan Forehand

Saturday, January 9, 2010

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About the Poet
I grew up in rural North Carolina, married for 38 years to my best friend and soulmate, Allen, who retired almost 17 years ago from the Air Force after 24 years of service to our beloved America. We have a daughter, Ashley ( and son-in-law, Kris) and, a son, John, and, our two beautiful grand daughters, Amelia and Haley, and Isaac, our only grandson, all blessings from God. We have four cats; Mr. Peabody, Missy, aka Middle Kitty and Tabby, aka Little Kitty, and Gracie. I've seen a lot of hard times and God has always been here for me to see me through them. I am a vessel God can use to help others in need. If I could be described in one word, it would be that I am an encourager.

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