Sunday, June 28, 2009

Praying for Your Kids Monday-- Kindness

Kindness is trendy! How about that? There's a great website out there called Acts of Kindness but before it was on bumper stickers, God was modeling it and Paul was telling us to wear it like a garment. "Therefore as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." Colossians 3:12

Kindness is one of those fruits that is easy to put a mental picture to; when you talk to your kids about kindness its easy to model and its easy to talk about even at early ages. Kindness translates to sharing with a sibling, helping you carry groceries from the car, making sandwiches for the homeless ministry at your church, and helping out an elderly neighbor. It can even be as easy as speaking with kind words and a kind tone of voice.

2 Corinthians tells us that we are living letters: what does yours read? Are you modeling kindness for your kids?

God of amazing kindness, thank You for the matchless example You are to me and my children of kindness. I pray You will give __________ a kind heart and that he will desire to show kindness to those he meets. Through Your Spirit, I pray that he will grow to be a living letter of Your love, grace and kindness that points others to You. Amen.

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