Tom Brady shares prayer about being a father with sons in heartfelt tribute
On Thursday, seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady shared a comforting father’s prayer for their sons alongside a series of candid photos of his children.
Brady took to his Instagram story to post General Douglas MacArthur’s prayer for his son, wishing their sons strength and bravery, People reported.
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The prayer was published in 1965 by Jesse Grover Bell and was written by MacArthur when he was stationed in Australia and serving as Supreme Allied Commander in the South West Pacific region.
Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unyielding in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Build me a son whose desires will not replace deeds; a son who will know you, and that knowing himself is the cornerstone of knowledge.
Lead it, I pray you, not along the path of ease and comfort, but under the stress and sting of difficulty and challenge. Here, let him learn to stand up in the storm; may he learn compassion for those who fail.
Build me a son whose heart will be pure, whose goal will be high, a son who will master himself before seeking to master other men, who will reach for the future, but will never forget the past.
And after all these things are his, please give him enough humor to always be serious, without ever taking himself too seriously. Give him humility, so that he always remembers the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, and the gentleness of true strength.
So I, his father, will dare to whisper: “I have not lived in vain.
Brady also shared photos of her children taken during their last visit.
He shared photos of Jack, 15, playing football and Ben, 13, as a toddler. Several weeks ago, he also shared a photo of his daughter, Vivian, on her 10th birthday.
Another video showed Vivian playing on a treadmill before jumping next to the superstar on a bed, with a caption reading, “In other news…the cutest housemate ever,” with hearts” xinfinity” on it.
Brady shares Jack with ex-wife Bridget Moynahan and Ben and Vivian with new ex Gisele Bündchen.
Brady also noted that he wanted his children to fail once in a while as a learning experience.
“I don’t want it to go well for my kids all the time,” Brady said. “I told them that this morning. I said, ‘I want you to fail because I want to see what you’re made of if you fail and when you fail.’ ”
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