On Friday, February 8th at 6:30 Lake Murray will be hosting its first Daddy/Daughter Date Night. This night will include dinner, prom-style pictures, craft-time for the girls, and a discussion time for the dads on issues surrounding raising girls. The cost is only $15 per family.
Girls need to bring printed out pictures of them and their dads for a special craft time in which they will make a gift for their dad. Dad's need to bring a printed out prayer that they will share with their girls at the end of the night. An example can be found below that I have written for my oldest daughter Clara Beth.
Prayer for Clara Beth
Dear Heavenly Father,
Lord you alone are good, wise, holy, and righteous. I thank you Lord for the gift of my precious daughter Clara Beth. She is truly one of your good gifts. She gives joy and laughter to my heart. Her smile is contagious. Her personality commands a room. Her gorgeous blue eyes are something only you could have made. I thank you Lord for this treasure!
Lord I confess to you that I feel inadequate to raise her. I am a sinful and prideful man that too often runs away from you. Help me Lord to cling to you. Help me Lord to read your word, hear your instruction, and pass it on to my family. Help me to love her mother as Christ loved the Church. Help me to represent you. Help me to open my mouth when I want to be silent. Help me Lord to be the type of Man that you would want her to marry. Lord I can only do this with your help. Guide me, teach me, correct me!
I thank you Lord that you heard my prayer for a family that I prayed before I even met Sarah. You are a God who sees and mends the heart of the lonely. I thank you for this girl who is already a leader and not a follower. I pray Lord that you will capture her heart and use this God-given trait to lead others to you. I pray Lord that she will seek out the lost and lead them to you. I pray that you will use her fearlessness to boldly proclaim your good-news wherever you might call her. Lord she is on loan to me right now-please use her wherever you want her in your kingdom. Lord I pray that she would not use her beauty deceive and toy with others. I rather pray that she would use it to modestly radiate your glory and set an example for others to follow in love, patience, and purity. I thank you Lord for her sense of humor. I pray that she will use it to build others up, instead of tear them down.
I pray now for her future husband. I pray that you will call him to follow you. I pray that he will seek wisdom in your word. I pray his parents will set a godly example for him. I pray you will keep him pure and make him a leader of men. Prepare his heart to receive and lead a strong helpmate. I pray Lord, that you will bless them with children that they can teach about you and find the everlasting joy that comes in worshipping you.
In Jesus Name I Pray,