My prayer for you, Tommy, on this night before we enter your life and it changes forever, is this.
Just as we chose you, adopted you, and redeemed you…
Just as in us you have obtained a inheritance…
I pray that the eyes of your understanding would be enlightened, so that you would know with confidence
Your calling as our child,
Your inheritance of being a full member in this family, and
Our ability to fulfill our word to you, Tommy, according to the working of God’s mighty power.
You do not receive a second-class position or second-rate inheritance because you were grafted late into our family, or because you come to us needy and dependent, or for any other reason.
You are as fully an inheritor of our promises as all your brothers and sisters. You have a full claim to our love, protection and provision.
This was legally declared to be true two months ago.
As God brings you into our family’s life, I pray that He would give you the gift of living freely, fearlessly, and joyfully in this truth.
Tonight I pray this for you, Tommy, with all my heart,