Children and sanctification

Father, in my charge to teach my children how to be respectful in their speech, may I not stomp out the childlike innocence in their ability to see people from Your perspective. There are moments when I curse their timing at inappropriate comments or interruptions – and I think, “I really must work harder at teaching them a better way to speak.”  In so doing, may I not corrupt their minds to look for weakness first.  Allow their simple honesty to keep me humble.  Use them to remind me how to associate people with their abilities instead of their disabilities.  I’m amazed at how You use our children in the role of sanctification!  Thank You, Lord.  Amen

{Prayer inspired after one of my boys associated Joni Eareckson Tada as “that artist” instead of as “a quadriplegic who is a gifted artist”. Both are factual statements, but I was struck at how much more beautiful his perspective was!}

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