Motherhood

I Prayed That He’d Feel Guilty When He Sinned

Not really, but sort of. My actual prayer for my boys has been that they’d get “caught” when they sinned.  I pray this because I don’t want them to walk in deception.  I would rather deal with my disappointment of having children who might struggle in an area than pretend I have a perfect family with no issues. Recently, I was talking with my 11-year old son about life.  I don’t remember the conversation completely, but I was caught off guard when he said this to me:
“I just can’t stand not to tell you the truth.”
Wow. I prayed that he would get caught when he sinned in his life.  But what is happening is that he is catching himself and then confessing those actions to me. Thank you, God, for making that boy’s heart tender to your Spirit.

3 thoughts on “I Prayed That He’d Feel Guilty When He Sinned”

  1. Thanks for the idea. My daughter is almost 21 years old but I still need to pray this same prayer. We all need this prayed for us.

  2. Wow! That’s awesome! 🙂 I pray that when I have children, I will be the mom that is not scary or intimidating, but welcoming and forgiving, so they don’t have to be scared of my anger, but for their souls instead.

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