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Wisdom for the Moments

Dear Father,

It's been a rough parenting week. My nerves are fraying. My spirit is tense. My thoughts are jumbled. My body is weary. My emotions are flat.

Sickness has worn us down. My children have tested me relentlessly. I have responded firmly, but it hasn't seemed to make a difference....

I feel such a desperate need for your quiet, steady guidance this morning.

Please help my children today to sense that sweet calm that all is well at home. Help them not only to know that their Mamma loves them, but that I like them, approve of them and enjoy being with them in the kid stuff.

Lord, I'm trying so hard to follow your plan for training children in Godliness. But today I'm overwhelmingly aware of my insufficiency without You guiding each step.

I realize that beyond the scriptures and habits and chores and creeds they're learning - the biggest thing they're learning from me is the aroma that comes from my inner life. The by-product of my life in You which surrounds me and touches them each moment they're with me.

God, forgive me. Grow me up. And make up the difference in what I haven't learned yet.

Please give me wisdom for the moments. Joy for my children. Rest in what I cannot accomplish.

And quiet in my spirit.


~Heather~ said...

Sarah, that is a sweet prayer. My sister often says, "Parenting isn't for cowards"...and I agree...WOW! Without God's help I cannot be the Mother that I want to be either. BUT...Thank God He wants to and does help us! =) I'm soooo sorry that you did have such a hard week!! Bless your heart!

God bless you,

Sharlyn said...

Bless you in your efforts. Parenting is tough work, huh??

Sankey Family said...

Sarah, I'm with you, praying this prayer right beside you. For the record, you're an awesome mom - I'm challenged to do better with my boys when I read after your mothering techniques and methods. Lord, help me, too. I can't even walk without You holding my hand.


Lavy Country said...

I am right there with you , sister! What a wonderful prayer. I feel so inadequate for this awesome job, but I know that God is the help and strength that can make it possible -- keeping my hair attached to my head and my kids limbs intact :0). Love your blog -- Wilma

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