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Poem and Prayers for My Daughter In Law

MsDora, Certified Christian Counselor, has spent three decades empowering young and adult women to pursue positive, productive womanhood.

Poem and Prayers for My Daughter in Law

Poem and Prayers for My Daughter in Law

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!

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.

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

*Bible Quotes in the table are from the New Living Translation.

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.

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

Comments

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on September 19, 2020:

Sowrabha, such a very kind comment. Thanks. I appreciate you.

sowspeaks from Bengaluru on September 18, 2020:

Oh Dora, absolutely loved the whole idea of this hub. The world would be beautiful with more woman like you. The poem was delightful both in its flow and its feelings.

Love and wishes !

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on September 09, 2020:

Thank you, Sankhajit. My DIL deserves a beautiful tribute in her honor. I tried.

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee on September 08, 2020:

heart touching poems....great creation indeed....

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 31, 2020:

Thanks, Daniel. Blessings on you too.

Daniel Idowu from Lagos, Nigeria. on July 31, 2020:

Thoughtful words from a beautiful heart.

May the Lord bless your family.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 26, 2020:

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

Bambe from Philippines on July 25, 2020:

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 25, 2019:

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

Maria on October 25, 2019:

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on June 28, 2019:

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.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 28, 2019:

Such a wonderful way to honor your daughter in law.

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

Centfie from Kenya on May 23, 2019:

Thanks

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 13, 2019:

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

Centfie from Kenya on May 11, 2019:

This is amazing

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on December 05, 2018:

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

Tanveen Kaur Senbhi on October 04, 2018:

This is beautiful :)

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 26, 2018:

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.

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on July 26, 2018:

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

Karing Blaylock Cook on March 25, 2018:

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 18, 2018:

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

Marsha Powers on February 18, 2018:

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.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 17, 2018:

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

Mark Tulin from Santa Barbara, California on February 16, 2018:

Made me think of my wonderful daughter, thanks.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 03, 2018:

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

Simone beck on February 02, 2018:

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.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 19, 2017:

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

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on July 18, 2017:

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.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on June 07, 2017:

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

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on June 07, 2017:

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.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on August 17, 2015:

Thanks, RTalloni. I appreciate your encouragement.

RTalloni on August 16, 2015:

Just precious!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on August 16, 2015:

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!

manatita44 from london on August 15, 2015:

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 24, 2015:

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.

Al Wordlaw from Chicago on July 23, 2015:

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 :-)?

Brandon from Houston, Texas on July 23, 2015:

You're Welcome

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 23, 2015:

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

Brandon from Houston, Texas on July 23, 2015:

Wow this is a beautiful poem

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on September 20, 2014:

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

Keneisha from South Florida on September 20, 2014:

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.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 30, 2014:

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.

thefedorows from the Midwest on May 30, 2014:

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!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 01, 2014:

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

David Charles from New York on March 01, 2014:

dont quit your day job

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on August 09, 2013:

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

Maurice Wisdom Bishop from San Tan Valley on August 09, 2013:

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on September 17, 2012:

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.

josiejossy from Nairobi Kenya on September 17, 2012:

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 30, 2012:

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

Miranda on May 30, 2012:

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 16, 2011:

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

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 16, 2011:

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 06, 2011:

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

Marisa Hammond Olivares from Texas on October 03, 2011:

Beuatiful Hub MsDora. And your pictures! Gorgeous smiles!

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on September 15, 2011:

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.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on September 15, 2011:

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.

Telca D. Wallace on September 15, 2011:

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!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on September 13, 2011:

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on September 13, 2011:

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

dipsmi from Plymouth, Minnisota on September 13, 2011:

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

Eddie-Perkins on September 07, 2011:

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.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on September 07, 2011:

Thank you Dave, for reading and leaving your comment.

Thanks for your prayer Rose. That is vital.

rose on September 06, 2011:

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

Dave Mathews from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA on September 06, 2011:

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on September 06, 2011:

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

lsin82 from Houston on September 06, 2011:

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on September 05, 2011:

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.

Heather McMillan from Hampton, VA on September 05, 2011:

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!

Valerie60 from Richmond, VA on September 05, 2011:

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.