Poem and Prayers for My Daughter In Law

Updated on July 11, 2020
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Poem and Prayers for My Daughter in Law
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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.

A truly good wife is the most precious treasure a man can find!
A truly good wife is the most precious treasure a man can find! | 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.)

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

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
1. Offspring - (Genesis 49:25)
May the Almighty bless you with the blessings of the heavens above . . . and blessings of the breasts and womb.
2. Success - Psalm 90:17)
And may the Lord our God show . . . his approval and make your efforts successful.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Joy - (Colossians 1: 11, 12)
May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father
7. 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)

© 2011 Dora Weithers

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 days ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Daniel. Blessings on you too.

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      Daniel Idowu 

      7 days ago from Lagos, Nigeria.

      Thoughtful words from a beautiful heart.

      May the Lord bless your family.

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      Dora Weithers 

      12 days ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, Bambe. I look forward to other mutual visits between us, as we read each other's articles.

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      Bambe 

      13 days ago from Cebu, Philippines

      You are amazing poet, and especially as a mother. Thanks for sharing.

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      Dora Weithers 

      9 months ago from The Caribbean

      Maria, how may I contact you in one week, if that’s not too long?

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      Maria 

      9 months ago

      would like a poem about a daughter in law expecting a baby/ any ideas

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      Dora Weithers 

      13 months ago from The Caribbean

      Brenda, thanks for your encouragement. So many years after I wrote this article, I fell the same way about my daughter in law. I appreciate your kind comment.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      13 months ago from Washington Court House

      Such a wonderful way to honor your daughter in law.

      Great write. Amazing detail and your prayer list is a special touch.

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      Centfie 

      14 months ago from Kenya

      Thanks

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      Dora Weithers 

      15 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Centfie. I agree with you. I wish for you similar joy.

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      Centfie 

      15 months ago from Kenya

      This is amazing

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Tanveen Kaur Senbhi 

      22 months ago

      This is beautiful :)

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Marsha Powers 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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 

      2 years ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Made me think of my wonderful daughter, thanks.

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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.

    • MsDora profile imageAUTHOR

      Dora Weithers 

      3 years 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 

      3 years 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 

      3 years 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 

      3 years 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 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, RTalloni. I appreciate your encouragement.

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      RTalloni 

      4 years ago

      Just precious!

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      5 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 

      5 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 

      5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You're Welcome

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Brandon 

      5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Wow this is a beautiful poem

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 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 

      5 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 

      6 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 

      6 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 

      6 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      David Charles 

      6 years ago from New York

      dont quit your day job

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 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 

      6 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 

      7 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 

      7 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 

      8 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Miranda 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 years ago

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

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      Dave Mathews 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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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