I probably shouldn’t make more of it but I can’t help but feel sentimental about Nathaniel’s first day in school.
He is such a big boy now.
I should probably be rejoicing that Nathaniel actually looks forward to school, but I shudder to think what kind of world he will be going/growing into. The challenges he will have to face, the falls he will have to pick himself up from and erm… the food tray he has to hold for himself in the canteen… .
Father in heaven,
I pray that Nathaniel will be able to discern right from wrong, and that he understands that doing his best is all that matters.
May he take pride in all that he does but be humble as he does it.
Give him the courage to overcome adversities, and the capacity to accept disappointments.
Teach him to treat others the same way he wants to be treated.
Guide him that he will not just be a follower of men, but take the lead in his own gentle way.
May he learn that the fear of the Lord, is the beginning of all wisdom.
Most of all, I pray that he will continue to learn to know You more.