This morning, Lord, they left out of here without a backward glance. And you know how that leaves a mama feeling left behind, don't you? I was sitting here and thinking--remembering how, when they were so tiny--every night I would bend knee beside their bed before climbing in mine. Now, most nights, they stay up later than I. Remember that prayer, Lord? The one we prayed over them together? I thought this morning might be a good time to pray it once again.
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:14-21)