Dear Lord,

Please grant us the wisdom to handle our children when they step out of line. Not every situation is what it seems.

Help us share in their joy and triumphs over difficult tasks. This will allow us to appreciate the little things on life.

Guide us when we are upset, and remind us that they are supposed to test boundaries.

Also Lord, please grant us with the sensitivity that is needed when they are feeling sad–allow us to see things from their perspective.

Most of all Lord, thank you for each and every day you allow us to share with them.