Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My Birthday Prayer for Kalyn. . .So Long Insecurity

My grown up daughter, when she was 2 years old.
She is 20 today, and she is in love.

This is a "combined post" about my daughter turning 20, and about how much I am enjoying listening to Beth read to me as I drive. I bought Beth's new book for Kalyn and one for myself. As I was walking out, I saw that the Audio Set is read by Beth, herself. I went back in and bought it. I bought the book for Kalyn, not because I think she's "insecure", but because I pray for her to become secure.
She knows God loves her, and she has an intimate relationship with Him, but. . .
she is female.
Beth's book really is great for every woman to read! (or listen to Beth read it to you!)

My Prayer for Kalyn

Dear Lord,
I know that Kalyn does "know full well" that
"your works are wonderful", that
she is "fearfully and wonderfully made".
I know that she knows that
You have "plans to prosper" her
"and not to harm" her,
"plans to give hope and a future".
I know that Kalyn does
trust in You with all her heart.

I just pray that she never forgets
any of that for 1 second.
I just pray that on those days
when she feels like
she's not good enough,
she'll quickly remember
none of us
are good enough. . .
but because of You,
she is always
Beautiful and the Best,
created by You,
for a Purpose,
a life
to serve and glorify You.

I pray that she'll build
the special relationships
that You give to her,
but that she'll never
look to anyone
for more than they can give. . .
for that comfort that
only You can give.

Dear Lord,
I know that You
have a very special purpose
for my beautiful daughter.
I know that You
are going to use her
to counsel and minister
to many people.
I thank You that
You are always with her,
in everything she does.

Dear Lord,
I thank You
so much, for allowing me
to be her Mom.

Happy 20th birthday, Kalyn!
I love you!
I am linking this to Spiritual Sundays
and I am praying for Micey, who is going to Haiti to minister to others.


  1. Thanks for your comment on my blog. What a sweet post to your daughter. I don't think anyone is secure at 20, it's sort of a crazy time in life- but she'll get there I'm sure :)

  2. Happy Birthday to Kalyn! Beautiful prayer from a beautiful mom.

  3. Sandy,

    You are gifted! What a beautiful prayer for your precious daughter from the depth of your heart.

    What a great model you are for her!


  4. Found your blog from Texas blogging girls, I so want to get the new Beth Moore book. Our ladeies are doing her Esther study now. Just stopped by to say HI!!!!!

  5. Is Kayln still at OBU?
    My niece is going to school out of state and misses OK so much & has thought seriously about OBU.
    If you'd like you can e-mail me at :)

    What a beautiful prayer. One I would like to copy for my own daughter who is grown & married, but like all of us needs reminders of who we are in Christ & His love for us. That was so sweet! Your daughter is blessed to have such a sweet momma.

    Have a great weekend.

  6. You have a beautiful daughter, and your prayer was very moving. My daughter is 23. My prayer for her is that she returns to the paths of righteousness. Thanks for sharing your heart.

  7. AMEN to your beautiful prayer for your sweet daughter. I am thinking she is a very blessed girl indeed. I am going to get that book next week for sure. I have been hearing such good things. And at your suggestion I think I will pick one up for my daughter too. She is 23 and like yours not really insecure. But we ARE women is such a good point. Have a great week-end, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your daughter. Debbie

  8. Amen. A Wonderful Prayer.
    Happy Birthday to your daughter.

    Have a blessed weekend.

  9. A beautiful tribute to a beautifual daughter.
    My girls are also in their 20s. It is wonderful to see them grow up and become independent, but also sad to leave the "nest."
    Have a great week.

  10. What a beautiful prayer! Your daughter is blessed to have a praying mom.

  11. What a lovely post honouring your daughter! Happy Birthday Kalyn. A praying mom is such a blessing. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful Sunday.


  12. What a beautiful post and a beautiful post. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. I know you are a blessing to each other and to many other people. Thank you for sharing your blessings with us.

  13. This is such a heart felt post! One that I'm sure every Mom identifies with. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  14. Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter and that's a very nice prayer for her. It makes a difference when our children grow up with prayer coverings!!! Beth Moore is surely an effective writer for the Lord's Kingdom. I have some of her books and the one you mentioned sounds awesome [again]. God bless you and thank you for reminding us the same that our "security" comes from Christ alone!

  15. Sandy - what a beautiful heart-touching post. I loved it so much. And something else - my first memory verse last year was Proverbs 3:3-8, so I love your "Tablet of the Heart" title.

    I may have to get the set of Beth reading the book - that would be so special!

    Bless you friend. I enjoyed your blog so much.

    Jan <><

  16. Happy Birthday to dear Kalyn. Such a lovely prayer.

  17. Happy birthday to Kayln. Reading a mom myself....I feel that heart of a mother....beautiful. Sarah

  18. Happy birthday, Kalyn. What a great gift...the book and prayer!

  19. I have a 19 year old daughter that is off at her 1st year in college, so I can relate!!! I was looking at Beth's book and was wondering if she did the reading. In her other ones I have, she does not. It seems like a different book without her distinct voice. :) Thanks for sharing!

  20. Precious. I have a 22 year old daughter. This I would echo as my prayer for her also. Thanks for sharing. I love Beth Moore. I just want to know my kids are walking in the truth!

  21. She is so pretty, and that is a wonderful prayer. Happy Birthday to Kalyn!