Courage

Posted on July 16, 2016 · Posted in Wisdom

courage

Courage is doing what must be done, even when I am afraid and I think it is too hard.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

Prayer for Courage
God, please help me to have courage. It is very hard to do what’s right when people might make fun of me or be angry at me. It’s also hard when I’m afraid I’ll fail. Thank you for Jesus, who had the courage to die on the cross for me. Help me to care about pleasing you more than anything else. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

This prayer has rich application for your children but also for you. Here is the prayer again one line at a time. Take a moment to consider each line. Ask God grant to each request as you read each line. Then move on to the next one.

God, please help me to have courage.

It is very hard to do what’s right when people might make fun of me or be angry at me.

It’s also hard when I’m afraid I’ll fail.

Thank you for Jesus, who had the courage to die on the cross for me.

Help me to care about pleasing you more than anything else.

From Get Wisdom!
by Ruth Younts

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.