Single Parenting

Children are one of God’s greatest gifts to parents. Psalm 127:3 (NKJV) says, “Behold children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward.”

As a single parent, our children are no less valuable than those from a two parent home. Every child has a purpose and a God-given potential to become a great leader. For leaders are made in the mind of God and are developed through our patience, nurturing, influence and training. As a single parent, we can choose to lead our children by example… through daily prayer, education, good work ethics, planting the seed of faith, love and hope. Above all, we can encourage them never to conform ,but to become a world changer by holding hold fast to the values that they have been taught.

A Mothers Prayer

Lord, help me to teach the little ones,
The splendor of Your ways.
And help me as they grow in years,
By adding wisdom to my days.
Give me kind words to comfort them,
When they are feeling low and need a friend.
Lord, teach me how to point them to,
The only One who will see them through.
Please give them friends who trust in You,
And give You all the reverence due.
Lord, keep their feet from slippery ground,
And those who try to tear them down.
Please keep their hearts from willful sin,
And the things that the tempter tries to bring.
Lord, keep Your Truth upon their lips,
And when they speak let them uplift.
Lord, teach them how to stand up tall,
When others wait for them to fall.
Lord, teach them not to compromise,
Or seek the things that this world advice.
Lord. spare their lives from dreadful harm,
And teach them never to conform.
Lord, teach them how to call on You,
And give them strength in all they do.
Lord, teach them that they are Your own,
And that You will never let them walk alone.

Joyce A.Boahene © 2007

Illustration by Pat Flowers

Published in: on October 29, 2014 at 5:03 am  Comments (3)  
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  1. Terrific! God continues to Bless you. ITG

    Sent from Surface Pro

    • Thank you for your words of encouragement. My desire is to create a friendly community that daily speak words of joy, love, peace, victory, strength & courage to help others on their journey of life!

  2. LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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