LORD, unless You build our house, we labor in vain.
Unless you keep us safe, locks, cameras & alarms are worthless.
It is useless to worry,
It is useless to stress
It is useless to obsess
for you grant sleep to those You love.
Thank You for the goodly & godly heritage You have given us,
Thank You for our sons & daughters & grandchildren who make us so proud,
Thank You for our daughter-in-laws & son-in-laws who bless us & give such joy.
They are like arrows in the hands of a warrior,
they are a testimony to Your kindness
they are evidence to the truth of Your precepts & principles.
I am a blessed man,
blessed by my home,
blessed in where I live,
blessed with a family to love & be loved by.
I will not be put to shame, no matter what my Enemy may say or do,
for You have been my teacher & guide, my leader & defender.
Psalm 127 paraphrased