For My Husband
I want to lift my husband up
And pray for all of him:
His head and body and I want
To pray for every limb.
I pray he keeps his head held high,
His eyes raised up to You.
I pray his mind is clear; his ears
Hear what You want him to.
I pray his nose sniffs out the lies
The world will send his way.
I pray his lips speak only truth
And share Your Word each day.
I pray his shoulders only feel
The burden of Your yoke.
For it is light and easy and
Will never pinch or poke.
I pray his heart will be washed clean
And filled with just Your Word.
Let love for all just overflow;
Be seen and clearly heard.
I pray his arms stay open wide
For drawing others in
And welcoming and showing them
That safety lies within.
I pray his hands continue to
Have strong yet gentle touch.
Compassion shown can teach the world
About Your love so much.
I pray he has the stomach for
The road that lies ahead.
It’s not an easy path he walks
And sometimes faced with dread.
I pray his back is strong enough
To carry what he must,
And still stay straight and look to You,
Remembering You’re just.
I pray his knees bend readily
To You and only You.
I pray his legs will carry him
Where You will lead him to.
I pray his feet will stand quite firm
Upon the solid Rock,
But closely follow where You lead:
A Shepherd with His flock.
A heart-felt prayer from head to foot
To cover him with love
And ask that You send angels down–
Protection from above.
I ask in Jesus’ Name,
© 2015 Denise McKenney
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This is a beautiful poem for a very strong man. I smiled as I read it over and over. Thank you for posting it. I hope you both have a very blessed day.
So glad you enjoyed it. It is how I’ve been praying for Dave lately and last night, it just started rhyming.