Poem and Prayers for My Daughter In Law

Updated on August 21, 2018
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MsDora, Certified Christian Counselor, has spent over 20 years empowering young and adult women to pursue positive, productive womanhood.

Poem: Easy to Love

What wonderful blessings God sends our way

In good gifts that come from above!

And the gift that He gave my son and me

Is a woman easy to love.


First, she proves she's a special creation;

She wears God’s design on her life.

His beauty glows bright in her countenance;

She's the portrait of a good wife.

Then, because she's a genuine woman.

She displays in her feminine charm

The sweet, gentler side of God’s nature:

Confident, dignified, and warm.


To all these good reasons I still must add

That she's the belle my son chose.

He looked close at the garden in full bloom

And selected the fairest rose.


Now that she is officially his wife

I share in her hope and her joy

That God will grant her a lifetime of love

In the home she shares with my boy.

Birthday cake by my daughter in law
Birthday cake by my daughter in law | Source

I’m committed to praying for both of them,

To support in ways that I can;

To be the best mother-in-law there is

And support her stand by her man.


She's won my respect for all that she does:

Birthday cakes and gourmet dishes,

Self-care, household management and more

Her fine skills exceed my wishes.


So I thank God when I count my blessings

For the gifts He sends from above;

For His special gift to my son and me-

A woman so easy to love.

My Wedding Day Prayer

Bless this loving wife.

Give her a tenderness that makes her great, a deep sense of understanding and a great faith in You.

Give her that inner beauty of soul that never fades - eternal youth that is found in holding fast to the things that never age.

May she so live that he may be pleased always to reverence and adore her. Amen.

(The original form of this prayer was published in Decision Magazine sometime before June 1971 and was attributed to Dr. Lewis Evans.)

My First Anniversary Prayer

Heavenly Father, today on their first anniversary, I am grateful for the love You have created within the hearts of my son and his wife toward each other.

Thank You for the pleasant interaction my daughter-in-law and I share, and for her Christlike virtues which make her still easy to love.

Please show me how to maintain a welcoming attitude toward her, and how to be positively involved, but not interfering in her married life.

May we become better, happier women as we both contribute toward the happiness of her marriage.

I pray with thanksgiving, in the name of Jesus, Amen.

My Everyday *Bible Prayers

My Prayer Request
My Prayer Quote
Offspring - (Genesis 49:25)
May the Almighty bless you with the blessings of the heavens above . . . and blessings of the breasts and womb.
Success - Psalm 90:17)
And may the Lord our God show . . . his approval and make your efforts successful.
Love - (Phillipians 1:9)
I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding.
Virtue - (Phillipians 1:11)
May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ.
Endurance - (Colossians 1: 11)
We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need.
Joy - (Colossians 1: 11, 12)
May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father
Fulfillment - (2 Thessalonians 1: 11)
May he [God] give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do.
*Bible Quotes in the table are from the New Living Translation.

My Favorite "In-Law" Story

But Ruth (daughter in law) clung tightly to Naomi (mother in law).

“Look,” Naomi said to her, “your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods. You should do the same.”

But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord punish me severely if I allow anything but death to separate us!”

When Naomi saw that Ruth was determined to go with her, she said nothing more.

Book of Ruth Chapter 1: 14-18 (NLT)

Questions & Answers

    © 2011 Dora Weithers

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      • MsDora profile imageAUTHOR

        Dora Weithers 

        9 days ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Tanveen. Inspired by a beautiful daughter-in-law,

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        Tanveen Kaur Senbhi 

        2 months ago

        This is beautiful :)

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        Dora Weithers 

        4 months ago from The Caribbean

        Tim, you're a great encouragement to me. I pray the best for your son's marriage. Best to him and his wife. They're blessed to have you rooting for them.

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        Tim Truzy 

        4 months ago from U.S.A.

        Hello, Ms. Dora,

        You are always amazing in your work. I have adaughter-in-law now. Greatfully, the prayer requests you mentioned are things I p[ray for with my son and new daughter-in-law. She is a wonderful young person, and I hope the relationship reamins good.

        I love it when I find the gems you wish to share with others to help bring more value to their lives through knowing Him.

        Much respect,

        Sincerely,

        Tim

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        Karing Blaylock Cook 

        8 months ago

        Love you and your sweet girlies. I know you are having your challenges, we all are, but love them, no matter what.

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        Dora Weithers 

        9 months ago from The Caribbean

        Marsha, thanks for your kind comment. Best to you and your family.

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        Marsha Powers 

        9 months ago

        Dora,

        THANK you, thank you for these beautiful reminders of how to welcome and embrace a daughter-I-law into the family. I sure do appreciate your wisdom. God bless.

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        Dora Weithers 

        10 months ago from The Caribbean

        Glad to serve you up some pleasant memories. Best to you and your daughter going forward!

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        Mark Tulin 

        10 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

        Made me think of my wonderful daughter, thanks.

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        Dora Weithers 

        10 months ago from The Caribbean

        Simone, bless your loving heart! Thanks for your kind comment. Glad you found this poem.

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        Simone beck 

        10 months ago

        beautiful poems. for so long I have looked for poems, sayings to encourage and affirmative with true depth with love. I love and respect her so much I just at times love to give her words from my grateful heart.

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        Dora Weithers 

        17 months ago from The Caribbean

        Mona, thanks for your advice and your observations. I appreciate your very valuable comment. You're so kind and encouraging. God bless you!

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        Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

        17 months ago from Philippines

        This is such a beautiful tribute to your daughter-in-law. If I were you, I'd mention the plagiarist in my Facebook account. He should realize how wrong it is to steal another's property, including written property. I also love the two columns of what you wish for your daughter in law and the Bible verses that accompany them. Letting go of a child is so hard, especially in marriage. But you let your son go so beautifully and with grace. God bless you, Ms. Dora.

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        Dora Weithers 

        18 months ago from The Caribbean

        ThanksVenkatachari M. I still pray for them daily. We are blessed to have such a sweet addition to our family.

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        Venkatachari M 

        18 months ago from Hyderabad, India

        Wow! So nice an article and such lovely daughter-in-law of yours. I am filled with joy reading this story of you, your lucky son and daughter-in-law. Dora, I admire your such nice thoughts and praying for their happiness. God bless you with all that everlasting happiness.

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        Dora Weithers 

        3 years ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, RTalloni. I appreciate your encouragement.

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        RTalloni 

        3 years ago from the short journey

        Just precious!

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        Dora Weithers 

        3 years ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks Manatita, my son and his wife are approaching their 4-year wedding anniversary and have given me two wonderful grandchildren. We receive the blessing!

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        manatita44 

        3 years ago from london

        A very beautiful, touching and loving poem. Prayers are inspirational also. God bless you; God bless your son and family.

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        Dora Weithers 

        3 years ago from The Caribbean

        Word, if you can think it, you can achieve it; that's what the smart people say (smile).

        Thanks for your very positive comment. Yes, I am trying to support my son and daughter-in-law as best as I can.

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        Al Wordlaw 

        3 years ago from Chicago

        Hi Dora, so glad I got the opportunity to read this captivating poem about a precious daughter-in-law. If every mom had such an attitude and feeling toward her daughter-in-law it may help more likely, to save marriages. The giving of love like this can do so much for a woman especially if she's never had a mother's love like this and many have not. Your poem and over all hub deserves a standing ovation with honor. Your poem deserves all the accolades there are for expressing such warmth for a daughter in law. Is it possible that I can become your son-in law :-)?

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        Brandon 

        3 years ago from Houston, Texas

        You're Welcome

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        Dora Weithers 

        3 years ago from The Caribbean

        Brandon, thank you for your encouragement. I appreciate you.

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        Brandon 

        3 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Wow this is a beautiful poem

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        Dora Weithers 

        4 years ago from The Caribbean

        Thank you, Keneisha, for your kind comment. I continually pray happiness for my son and daughter-in-law. Cheers!

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        Keneisha 

        4 years ago from South Florida

        That is a very sweet and beautiful poem. The pictures are even better. She is very pretty. I hope your son and his wife is happy and joyful forever.

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        Dora Weithers 

        4 years ago from The Caribbean

        Hi Guys" I believe in the joy of marriage, and I would do whatever I can to contribute to that joy. My daughter in law deserves every word dedicated to her in this poem.

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        thefedorows 

        4 years ago from the Midwest

        This is incredibly sweet. What a thoughtful way to bless your daughter-in-law. I especially liked your anniversary prayer. Your wisdom is evident: "Please show me how to maintain a welcoming attitude toward her, and how to be positively involved, but not interfering in her married life." I would be blessed to hear my mom and mother in law pray this over me!

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        Dora Weithers 

        4 years ago from The Caribbean

        Karl, I'm honored that you even read my poem. Thanks!

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        David Charles 

        4 years ago from New York

        dont quit your day job

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Wisdom, thank you very much for that kind comment. Love and Respect to you, too.

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        Maurice Wisdom Bishop 

        5 years ago from San Tan Valley

        Very beautiful poem dedicated to your daughter in law. You have beautiful photos of your family. Keep writing. Much Love and Respect

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        Dora Weithers 

        6 years ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, josiejossy. I wish the same for every woman. I think that it is our duty as women to empower the other women around us.

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        josiejossy 

        6 years ago from Nairobi Kenya

        Waoh soo nice, she's among the luckiest women to have a loving mother in-law like you...very lovly.

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        Dora Weithers 

        6 years ago from The Caribbean

        Miranda, I appreciate you. Thanks for your encouragement. Blessings to you, too!

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        Miranda 

        6 years ago

        That's a beautiful poem. Please keep sharing your wonderful gift from The Lord Above. Have a lovely day:)

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 years ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks rajan! I'm blessed and grateful, and I pray the same blessing for everyone.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        a lovely poem . Who wouldn'nt want a daughter-in-law like yours and an equally doting mother-in-law like you.

        Wonderful feelings beautifully expressed.

        love it Dora. Keep penning such beautiful lines

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 years ago from The Caribbean

        It takes a beautiful soul to see beauty, missolive. Thanks for sharing your own beauty with us.

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 

        7 years ago from Texas

        Beuatiful Hub MsDora. And your pictures! Gorgeous smiles!

        your daughter's welfare - such strength and love in that.

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 years ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Telca. We missed you, but we know that circumstances are not always what we want them to be. We will send you pictures; and knowing how much you travel, I guess you will see the couple soon.

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 years ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Telca. We missed you, but we know that circumstances are not always what we want them to be. We will send you pictures; and knowing how much you travel, I guess you will see the couple soon.

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        Telca D. Wallace 

        7 years ago

        Hi My Cousin,

        I could not be there for the wedding, but you know my thaughts and prayers are always with you. I am happy for you and I know you will be an exceptional Mother to your New Daughter. God Bless!

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 years ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, dipsmi. I want to have good times with my daughter in law like you have with your mother in law.

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 years ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks for your vote Eddie-Perkin. I also see love whenever I see your two smiling faces. You're special.

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        dipsmi 

        7 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

        awwww...so sweet..your daughter in law is very lucky to have you in her life!!!

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        Eddie-Perkins 

        7 years ago

        MsDora, Thank you for this beautiful poem and prayer. It is even more beautiful because it is from the heart of a mother-in-law – a continued family of love. Thank you for sharing. Vote up and beautiful.

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 years ago from The Caribbean

        Thank you Dave, for reading and leaving your comment.

        Thanks for your prayer Rose. That is vital.

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        rose 

        7 years ago

        Loved your expression of love for your daughter-in-law. I pray that circle be unbroken!!

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        Dave Mathews 

        7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

        This is so touching. Thank you for sharing it with us. She must be precious to you.

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 years ago from The Caribbean

        I join you in that prayer Isin82. Marriages are empowered by in laws who are loving and supportive. Good luck!

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        lsin82 

        7 years ago from Houston

        I pray that when I get married my Mother in Law feels this way about me. This was beautiful....

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 years ago from The Caribbean

        Thank you Valerie. Your comments are especially meaningful coming from a poet.

        Thank you, Heather. I am committed to being the best mother in law I can be. (1) I love my son and (2) his wife is an exceptionally loveable woman.

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        Heather McMillan 

        7 years ago from Hampton, VA

        So sweet, loved reading this! Rated up and awesome! Wish we could all have a mother-in-law to love us like you do your daughter-in-law!

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        Valerie60 

        7 years ago from Richmond, VA

        I just want to say how beautifully written your poem is and it is truly a scent of rose with the freshness for a young married couple and the way you have graciously accepted your daughter-in-law into your family is a blessing from God. Keep on writing inspirational poems, it is good for the soul. I write poetry all the time, it comes from the heart and is heartfelt to those it can touch.

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