A Prayer for Pops

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

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

And today, he turns ninety-three.
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 his daily comforts,
his affable spirit,
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,
love,
comfort,
security,
happiness,
peace,
and chocolate ice cream,
in Jesus' name, amen.

1 comment:

Diana said...

Amen. I agreed.