It was 10 years ago today that God gave us the tremendous honor and blessing to be the parents of Stephen Hensley. It is extremely hard to believe that it has been 10 years. What follows is a prayer for Stephen...
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for allowing us to raise Stephen. It is an honor that we do not take lightly. You have blessed us with a tremendous young man that has a heart for you and love for all. We are so undeserving of such a blessing, but we are thankful.
We ask your blessings upon his life. We ask that he grow up to be a strong man of faith. That his love for you continues to grow with each passing day. We pray that he would have a passion to be conformed by your Word and will.
We ask that, if it is your will, that you would bless him with a wife that wants the same. That he would love her all the days of his life. That he would respect her and provide for her. That he would exemplify an Ephesians 5 husband to her.
Also, if you bless him with children, that he would be a loving and caring father. That he would love his children and raise them in the manner that would glorify you. That he would be an example for them as to how to live a life that is pleasing to you.
Father, help us to nurture him to become all of these things. That he would see in us an example of these things. May your hand of blessing be upon him so that he can be a blessing to others. We ask these things of you because you alone are capable of supplying the power needed to do such things. May you grace us with us strength.
Once again, we ask that you continue to bless him and keep him from death, danger, and demonic attack. Protect him for your glory. In Jesus' name, Amen.
We love you Stephen! We can't wait to see what God has in store for your life!
Dad & Mom