A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered. Proverbs 17:27 New Living Translation (NLT)
A Prayer for Listening with Love
Dear Heavenly Father,
No matter where I am,
what time of day,
or what condition I’m in,
You are there to listen.
You do not judge.
You do not blame.
You do not lecture.
You simply love.
And in that love,
I feel heard.
There is power in being heard!
Help me to remember that power when my child needs to talk, melt or vent.
Help me to talk less and listen more…
And thank you for listening to me…always.
Since we have such a large crowd of men of faith watching us from the grandstands, let us strip off anything that slows us down or holds us back, and especially those sins that wrap themselves so tightly around our feet and trip us up; and let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1 Living Bible (TLB)
A Prayer for Burden-Free Parenting
Heavenly Father, I praise you for the unique race you’ve set before me and for the little (and not so little) eyes that are watching me run. Free me from any burden that threatens to trip me up and slow me down today – a bad attitude, faulty thinking, judgement, lack of self control, ego, fear…. whatever it may be. Pull me from its grip and help me to run a clean, unencumbered race. May each of my steps glorify You. And may others see in me Your love, Your grace and Your mercy. Thank you, Lord! Amen!
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
A Prayer to Start Everyday on the Right Foot
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for today-another day that YOU have made. Created for us to live, love and experience to its fullest, help me to embrace today as the precious gift it is. Let my attitude reflect my gratitude. Today is a celebration of life! Amen
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26 NIV
A Prayer for Guarding our Words
Heavenly Father, you have blessed with me with the power of incredible influence over my children, and I want to use it wisely. Guard my words each day, so that they always benefit my kids and always glorify you. Help me to be discerning, instructive, and encouraging in all that I say. Help me to be the role model, teacher, and counselor that you have created me to be. Thank you for the privilege of being Mom and for the honor of parenting with You. Amen.
…and we tear down every proud idea that raises itself against the knowledge of God. We also capture every thought and make it give up and obey Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
A Prayer to Help Control Negative Thoughts
Dear Heavenly Father, there are days when nothing seems to go right and everything seems so difficult. My mind buys into the negative and plays off my weaknesses and insecurities, leaving me defeated. Please help me take these thoughts captive and release them to you. Clear the lies from my mind and replace them with truth, peace, and hope. Thank you for loving me like I KNOW You do and for making me strong and secure in You. Amen.
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!
A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. Luke 6:45
A Prayer for Parents of Squabbling Siblings
Heavenly Father, my heart breaks when my kids fight. Why can’t we all just get along?
Help me to overlook the irritating bickering and instead pour love and encouragement into their hearts. I pray they’ll each feel a sense of security, love and worth so strong, it will naturally be relfected in the way they treat each other.
I pray for your everlasting peace, and I look forward to harmony in our home. Thank you! AMEN
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8, NIV
A Prayer for Debbie Downer and Nancy Negative
Heavenly Father, some days it’s just too easy to overlook the good because I’m so caught up in the bad and the ugly. In that darkness, I feel isolated, bitter, and so far from You…exactly where I don’t want to be! Please help me to see at least a glimmer of positive shining in every moment of every day.
Fix my eyes, my heart, and my mind on:
what is true,
what is right,
what is pure,
what is lovely,
what is admirable.
And keep me focused until I’m dancing once again in the positive, radiant presence your love. Thank you for these precious, positive gifts and allowing me to see that they are what really matter. Amen
The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8
A Prayer to Remind You You’re Not Alone
Heavenly Father, sometimes parenting can feel so overwhelming… and lonely. And, while I try my hardest to be the best mom I can be, I fall short more times than I’d like to admit.
I don’t have all the answers. Even though I wish I did.
And I can’t do this alone. Even though I often try.
Help me to remember that you are with me always to pave the way, support and guide me. Thank you for going before me in every temper tantrum, tummy ache, and battle of the wills. In you, I’m never alone. And in you I’m able to be the best mom I can be.
I’m so very thankful to have you on my team! Amen
I can do all things through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
A Prayer When You Need Strength and Reassurance
Heavenly Father, thank you for today! Help me to approach this day with confidence, knowing that whatever obstacles I face, I CAN overcome them through you. Help me to turn monsters into mole hills. And help me to rely on your endless strength and power, particularly when mine seems to fizzle out. Alone I feel weak, but in your power, I truly am Super Mom! Thank you! Amen.