I lift before You the son of my youth. Lord, before he was conceived in the darkness of my womb, You saw his features and called him wonderful.
You saw his future and called it blessed.
You saw his mind, and called it chosen.
You saw his life, and called it Your own.
Father I pray that You would intimately reveal Yourself to him.
I pray that You would show him Your rich love, Your tender care and the delight You find in His being.
I ask Lord, that he would not be drawn to things of the world, but that he would commit his ways daily to You.
I pray Lord, that to him, You would show Yourself as a loving Father who will never abandon him or leave his soul to Sheol.
Father, I pray that You would keep him from pursuing emptiness because only You can truly satisfy.
May he not chase after:
The emptiness of human wisdom
The emptiness of pleasure
The emptiness of achievement
The emptiness of labor
The emptiness of human condition
The emptiness of accumulation
The emptiness of unshared lives
The emptiness of politics
The emptiness of false worship
The emptiness of wealth
The emptiness of materialism
The emptiness of prosperity
The emptiness of defiance
The emptiness of wickedness
The emptiness of injustice
The emptiness of strength
But Lord, may he seek from You, fullness.
Fullness of purpose
Fullness of balance in You
Fullness of Your justice
Fullness of Your strength
Fullness of being submissive to You
Fullness of the Agape love You give
Fullness of prosperity in You
Fullness of Your presence
Fullness of Your peace
Fullness of Your mercy
Fullness of the community of believers
Fullness of the joy salvation brings
Fullness of the freedom that comes through surrender
Fullness of the message of the cross
Fullness of working with his hands and mind in service to You
Fullness through taking pleasure in Your words
Fullness through finding success in obedience to Your commands
Fullness in finding his identity in You
Fullness that comes only when he enters and stays in relationship with his Maker.
Father, may every generational curse be broken from his life. May not the sins of my past be transmitted to Your son. But through Your Son, Jesus Christ, may he receive pardon and grace.
Thank You for Your unfailing love towards him.
Thank You for Your faithfulness to Him all these years.
Thank You for remembering him, time and time again.
Thank You for the great things You have in store for him.
Thank You for giving him to be, nearly 17 years ago.
Thank You for his heart, his body, his mind.
Thank You for reminding me of Your answers through written prayers to You when he was but a lad.
Thank You for it all, Father.