You are our firstborn,
The excellence of our strength,
The angel at my shoulder,
The one who first made us parents.
As you step out on your own,
On to a path I have never trod in my life,
My prayer is that the foundations
We have laid will hold.
As you launch out into the deep,
Our prayer for you is this,
Point yourself to the true north
Towards God and His shores.
May His breath waft your sails,
His wind fan your face,
His dew cool your pace
His lamp lighten your way.
May His love envelope your heart,
His thoughts fill your mind,
His needs stir your will,
His word be your stay.
May He be the only Bridegroom
Who fills your heart
Who stirs your gut
Who moulds your being.
May He be the One who satisfies until
The one who is His choice comes
To claim you as his bride.
May goodness and mercy follow you
All the days of your life,
May you dwell in His house for ever.
We love you, bless you
We commit you into His hands,
The best of all we have!