Prayer for our Kids Day 18 – Perseverance

“Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do, and help them persevereespecially to run their race with perseverance” (Hebrews 12:1).

I remember as a kid, my mom would talk to me about the importance of persevering through life’s challenges. At the time I had no idea the lessons she was trying to teach me.  It is always so much easier to just give up or quit when the going gets tough, but it’s a lot harder to grow when you don’t fight through those times.

It’s hard to see our kids struggle. It hurts to see them hurting. Ultimately we want them to grow though. Encouraging or sometimes even making them stick through a situation is what is needed for them to grow and be a stronger person. I don’t know of any parent who would say they don’t want their kids to grow physically, emotionally, and spiritual each and every day.

Learning how to persevere through tough situations at a young age is hugely beneficial. So many circumstances in life require us to stay strong and keep working at it. Imagine not having to focus on learning the skill of perseverance. Instead we learn to work on staying positive and maybe even enjoying those hard times. Let’s pray and allow Father to work in our kids and ourselves while we all fight the good fight together.

Guest post- Rachel Theobald