by Hortencia (Mission, Tx USA)
I have so much faith in you Oh St Jude, I know you are listening to me. I pray that my 6 day old newborns hearing is perfect. He hot high levels of bilirubin and that may have affected his hearing. I pray that he can hear perfectly, that he can hear everything.
Please I beg and implore you to make this miracle in my baby boy. Please please listen to my prayer and grant this miracle. I promise to take my family to Sunday mass at your church, St Jude every Sunday and that everyone will hear of your miracle.
I will make sure to help people in need in your name St Jude. Please pray for my son and his health.
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This is one of my favorite things ever written. Gen. Douglas MacArthur wrote this prayer for his son.
A Prayer For My Son
Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Build me a son whose wishes will not take the place of deeds; a son who will know Thee — and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge.
Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here let him learn to stand up in the storm; here let him learn compassion for those who fail.
Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goals will be high; a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men; one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past.
And after all these things are his, give him, I pray, enough of a sense of humor, so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously. Give him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, and the meekness of true strength.
Then I, his father, will dare to whisper, “I have not lived in vain.”
An absolute classic. I get a lot of comments on this, and if you enjoy it, then chances are good you’ll also appreciate this piece, called “Prayer of an Unknown Confederate Soldier.”
Popular Hollywood actor/comedian, Kevin Hart who recently welcomed his son, Kenzo with his wife Eniko Hart shared first photos of him on his IG and captioned it;
You are a little miracle
Our beautiful baby boy.
We pray you’ll feel so safe and loved
Surrounded by our joy.
For we are blessed to hold you close
And feel your beating heart.
The little life we hoped for
How wonderful you are.
We raise our hearts with praise and thanks
For you our little gift.
May God’s peace surround you
As you wake and as you sleep. #Harts
And may you grow to live and love
And play your little part.
In this world may your light shine
And never be put out #Harts