Poem and Prayers Dedicated To My Daughter In Law
Poem: Easy to Love
What wonderful blessings God sends our way
In good gifts that come from above!
And the gift that He gave my son and me
Is a woman easy to love.
First, she proves she's a special creation;
She wears God’s design on her life.
His beauty glows bright in her countenance;
She's the portrait of a good wife.
Then, like me, she's a genuine woman.
She displays in her feminine charm
The sweet, gentler side of God’s nature:
Confident, dignified, and warm.
To all these good reasons I still must add
That she's the belle my son chose.
He looked close at the garden in full bloom
And selected the fairest rose.
Now that she is officially his wife
I share in her hope and her joy
That God will grant her a lifetime of love
In the home she shares with my boy.
I’m committed to praying for both of them,
To support in ways that I can;
To be the best mother-in-law there is
And support her stand by her man.
She's won my respect for all that she does:
Wedding cakes and gourmet dishes,
Self-care, business management and more
Her fine skills exceed my wishes.
So I thank God when I count my blessings
For the gifts He sends from above;
For His special gift to my son and me-
A woman so easy to love.
My Wedding Day Prayer
Bless this loving wife.
Give her a tenderness that makes her great . . . a deep sense of understanding and a great faith in You.
Give her that inner beauty of soul that never fades - eternal youth that is found in holding fast to the things that never age.
May she so live that he may be pleased always to reverence and adore her. Amen.
(The original form of this prayer was published in Decision Magazine sometime before June 1971 and was attributed to Dr. Lewis Evans.)
My First Anniversary Prayer
The poem was started within the week of our first meeting. I instantly loved her as a daughter apart from the fact that my son loved her as his wife-to-be.
The words of my poem are the genuine expression of how I feel about her. I gladly welcome her into our family, and pray that we will enrich the lives of each other.
My poem is also my pledge to her that as best as I know how I will:
- continue to love her
- be always willing to share with her
- make myself available to support her in whatever way I can
- promote her welfare as a woman, a wife and a daughter.
Heavenly Father, today on their first anniversary, I am grateful for the love You have created within the hearts of my son and his wife toward each other.
Thank You for the pleasant interaction my daughter-in-law and I share, and for her Christlike virtues which make her still easy to love.
Please show me how to maintain a welcoming attitude toward her, and how to be positively involved, but not interfering in her married life.
May we become better, happier women as we both contribute toward the happiness of her marriage.
I pray with thanksgiving, in the name of Jesus, Amen.
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