Day 18: Strength From Above
Lord, may these children know that they can do all things through Christ who gives them strength. May they learn to ask you for the strength to accomplish the plans you have for their lives. Philippians 4:13 In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Confidence. We all want our children to have it. And yet, one bad day at school or one difficult soccer game can sabotage the confidence of our children. We do need to encourage our children and build them up. We do need to help them grow in their confidence of themselves. However, it is more important that they grow confident in the strength of God.
Often, I pray this prayer aloud over my children. I also pray that in their weakness God would be strong, and that they would experience the grace of God and know that God’s grace is enough for every need.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
In addition, we pray for humility. We have helped our children memorize Psalm 115:1
“To You alone, O Lord, to You alone and not to us must glory be given because of your constant love and faithfulness.”
When our kids are strong,
when they are confident,
when they are celebrating a win or a good grade or a grand performance,
we want them to glorify God, the One who gave them strength.