Let me be a blessing to this man.
I cannot know what the future holds
and the relationship is still so young.
Whether I am with him for weeks or years,
help me to love him well.
Give me the personal strength
to hold him as a gift
and not as a possession.
When we disagree,
guide my words so that
I may communicate my truth
without invalidating his.
When he succeeds,
grant me a spirit of humble admiration.
When he fails, teach me to admire
him all the more for risks taken
and lessons learned.
Guide me to embrace and honor
the life he has chosen,
the man he strives to be.
And all the while,
please be in the center of my heart,
that You may be my model of love,
the light that I reflect for him.