Bedtime Prayers

Eric puts Anne to bed every night, and each night he prays the same prayer…

God, please give Anne self control, please be in her heart and please help her to be helpful.

And each night Anne prays too. Her prayers are typically silly, off-topic comments mixed with serious, profound requests. But tonight, she prayed…

God, please give me self control, please be in my heart and please help me to be helpful.

So sweet. And so essential. We know Anne needs God’s spirit to give her self control. We know Anne needs God’s spirit to live in her. We know that Anne needs God’s spirit to help her do the right thing. It’s just another example of how Anne is not so different than you and me :-)

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2 thoughts on “Bedtime Prayers

  1. I, too, am impulsive. Your prayer made me remember a prayer for myself I would share with you. My prayer is that I (and Anne) become the kind of persons whose impulsiveness is guided by God’s hand. So that when we dart out suddenly…. it is to act on God’s impulse. To be suddenly— God’s instrument. Yes, Lord, please be in my heart (and Anne’s) and move it at Your pace to Your will under your control more so than my own.

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    • That’s an awesome prayer, Megan. It goes hand in hand with being filled with the Spirit – so that all of our impulsive actions flow from Him instead of us. Good words!

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