A verse in Proverbs says "A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver." Simply meaning a right word spoken at the right time is a thing of beauty.
Each one of us has our own "quirks", or certain things we do a certain way - and it probably makes no sense to anyone but us. One of my quirks is making sure the mornings in our home go smoothly. We have a 20 minute ride to school and in years past I have spent at least half of that time nagging and complaining about everything under the sun. I finally realized how valuable and precious that time is. Those few moments can set the tone for the day for each of us. They can ruin a day or bless the day. I decided I want to bless and be blessed!
I came across some prayers from Moms In Touch and wrote them out in a small notebook. Each morning we read the characteristic, the definition of it and the Bible verse that goes along with it. Hearing good, wholesome words in the morning can only lead to a good day. Here are a few of the things to pray for with our children:
A spirit of Reverence: The fear of the Lord - Proverbs 9:10
A spirit of Humility: A willingness to submit - Ephesians 4:2
A spirit of Purity: A desire to be clean and pure inside and out - Matthew 5:8
A spirit of Purpose: The wisdom to set goals - Proverbs 4:25-27
A spirit of Simplicity: A life-style uncluttered - I Corinthians 14:40
There is 31 prayers - one for each day of the month and I hope to share more each week. Hope this will bless your families.