For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
A Prayer to Help Moms Stand their Ground when Making Rules and Limits
Heavenly Father, why are my kids are so skilled at begging me to bend the rules or lift the limits?
They know how to tug on my heart strings and weaken my will, yet I know that my standing firm is almost always in their best interest. Help to build in me a spirit of power, love and self discipline so that I can remain true to the rules and limits that are set. Help me resist their “puppy dog eyes” with a spirit of power that comes from a heart of love. And as I stand firm in my resolve, may they see in me an example of self-discipline that they may one day embrace and adopt as their own. Thank you, Lord. Amen!