Vermilion

Sep 30, 2013 4:44 PM by KATC

Father pens "Single Father's Prayer" for daughter during homecoming

Homecoming season is approaching, and one Vermilion Parish father used the opportunity to write a prayer for his daughter.

Farrell Strother penned the prayer, titled "A Single Father's Prayer," after his daughter, Bailey, was named to the Erath High School homecoming court.

The prayer reads as follows:


A Single Father's Prayer

I pray that my daughter will know Jesus and live her life as if He is with her at all the times.
I pray that my daughter will take the best of two worlds and make it her own. By that I mean her mother's family and mine.
I pray that my daughter will respect her mind, body and spirit as if they belong to God.
I pray that my daughter will know her potential and strive to be the best person she can.
I pray my daughter will do good in the world and be good at it.
I pray my daughter will not forget her father and how much he cares for her.
I pray my daughter will find her place in the world and her family will be as righteous and as blessed as possible.
I pray she enjoys life as much as she enjoyed playing with a baby duck when she was two.
I pray she loves her husband almost as much as she loves God.
I pray she loves to have fun as much as she loved catching fish when she was three.
I pray she will find someone who loves life as much as she does.
I pray she will find someone who loves her half as much as her father does.
And I hope she knows because her father isn't present doesn't mean he's not there.
Last but not least I hope she shows up for supper every Sunday.

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