www.creativeyouthideas.comDear HeavenlyFather, Make me abetter parent. Teachme to understand mychildren, to listenpatiently to what theyhave to say and toanswer all theirquestions kindly.
www.creativeyouthideas.comKeep me frominterruptingthem, talking back tothem and contradictingthem. Make me ascourteous to them as Iwould have them be tome.
www.creativeyouthideas.comGive me the courageto confess my sinsagainst my childrenand to ask themforgiveness when Iknow that I have donethem wrong.
www.creativeyouthideas.comGrant that I maynever vainly hurt thefeelings of mychildren. Forbid thatI should laugh attheir mistakes orresort to shame andridicule aspunishment.
www.creativeyouthideas.comLet me not tempt mychild to lie or steal.So guide me hour byhour that I mightdemonstrate by all Isay and do thathonestly produceshappiness.
www.creativeyouthideas.comReduce, I pray, themeanness in me. May Icease to nag, and whenI am out of sorts, helpme O Lord, to hold mytongue. Blind me to thelittle errors of mychildren, and help meto see the good thingsthey do.
www.creativeyouthideas.comGive me a ready wordto honest praise. Helpme to grow up withmy children, to treatthem as those of theirown age, but let menot expect of themthe judgments andconventions of adults.
www.creativeyouthideas.comAllow me not to robthem of theopportunity to learnfor themselves, tothink, to choose andto make decisions.Forbid that I shouldever punish them formy selfishsatisfaction.
www.creativeyouthideas.comMay I grant them alltheir wishes that arereasonable,And may I have thecourage always towithhold a privilegewhich I know will dothem harm.
www.creativeyouthideas.comMake me fair andjust, and considerateand companionableto my children thatthey will have agenuine esteem forme. Make me fit tobe loved and imitatedby my children.Amen.