We have four daughters, which means four beds. Last night, on the eave of our book launch, I (Jonathan) sat at the foot of each of their beds after tucking them in and prayed the prayer that Wynter and I wrote together 4 years ago, “She Is Yours.” We wrote the prayer out of a place of desperation for our daughters, feeling a bit overwhelmed at the task that the Lord placed in front of us in raising them.
Through the prayer, we figuratively placed them back in the hands of their savior and we have been wowed ever since at His goodness in their lives. It was fun to pray the prayer in full as I read each line of the page, savoring each moment with gratitude to the Lord for each of my girls. But tonight was extra special because I prayed the prayer with anticipation for the girls that will have this prayer prayed over them by their moms, dads, grandparents, and a plethora of believers that are entrusting the little girls in their lives back to God, as well!
I don’t know how many girls it will be, but I pray God uses this prayer and our journey in She is Yours to inspire a generation of parents and caretakers to take their daughters to our king.
She Is Yours: Trusting God as You Raise the Girl God Gave You is available in stores and online today!
You can get a free printable download of the prayer that started this book when you order from any retailer. Simply email your proof of purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive a link to download a digital version you can print at home, or have printed in a large size.