For Ryder

Lord, I pray for this boy
that you would make him
like Enoch, who walked with God;
that you would make him
like Gideon, who though the circumstances of his birth
were far from perfect,
who though his family was of no reputation,
who though he had many disadvantages in life arrayed against him,
that you would make him like Gideon who learned
that with God even the smallest can be great.

I pray that you would make him
like David, the man after God's own heart,
who knew what it was not only to walk with you
not only to fight and win great battles on your behalf,
but who also knew how to dance before you.
Make it so, in this boy's life.

Give him and his parents and his big sister
every blessing and every advantage,
in Jesus' name, amen.

(my prayer at the dedication of Ryder Aaron McCane, June 23, 2012)

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