Friday, July 31, 2009

A Prayer for Jude

God, I thank you for the gift you have given to Vanessa and I. I pray that Jude would become a gift to the world as well.
I pray that he would, as his namesake once wrote, "contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints". If there is ever a time when your church needs someone to contend for the faith, it is now. I pray that Jude would be a contender.
I also pray that he would live to display your glory. As John Calvin lived to study and preach your Word, may Jude live to make your name glorified wherever he goes, as he studies and preaches your Word.
I pray that at a young age, Jude would come to know you as his Lord and Saviour, and never look back.
Give Vanessa and I wisdom as we raise him to follow you. May Jude live for your glory!
I pray this in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen!