Heavenly Father – Today I pray to You for patience and understanding in disciplining my child. When my child says or does something which displeases me, I first react with anger and harsh words. I know this is wrong. Please forgive me. Please help me to first ask questions, to understand and not jump to conclusions or harsh treatment of my child. Help me act as a loving parent to discipline my child with calm wisdom. With Your guidance may I do so. I too am not perfect. One day I know that I will do or say something which upsets or hurts my child. In that case may my child treat me with the same degree of dignity, patience and understanding as I have shown my child. Amen.
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