A Prayer for My Dad on His Ninety-First Birthday

Loving Lord God,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God;
from one year to the next, you are there.

You were there
ninety-one years ago
in Hutchinson, Kansas,
when a boy was born
to David and Bessie Hostetler,
and named Charles Vernon.

Today, he turns ninety-one.
Wow, Lord. Just wow.

Thank you for his long life,
and continued health,
and the three sons he raised
with his wife, my mother.
Thank you for the heritage of faith
he received
and passed on.
Thank you for healing his hip,
for his successful move to Ohio,
and for the good care he receives at Westover Retirement Community.
Thank you that he still knows me (most of the time)
and his other sons (most of the time).
Thank you that he still enjoys his life and his days.

On this day
and every day hence,
please bless him mightily
and grant him yet more health,
biscuits and gravy,
lame jokes,
and peace,
in Jesus' name, amen.

1 comment:

Bruce said...

God,Bless your faithful servant.