I have a teenage daughter who battles with low self esteem, lack of confidence and depression.
This is a struggle not only for her but for me also. I struggle somedays to be the mother she needs me to be. I get angry with her, and for her. I often wonder if I get anything right, and then, after I've tortured and frustrated myself for a few days I remember to give it to the Lord.
It's pretty hard entrusting the care of your daughter to someone else, even when that someone else is the creator of the universe!
Lord, I pray that I can be still, and listen for your direction rather than doing what I think needs to be done. I pray that you can enter my daughters heart and her thoughts and release her from the negativity that is stealing her joy. I pray that she can one day come to realise the wonderful gifts that you have given her and use them for your glory.
I pray that I can be the Mum she needs. That I can show her the wisdom and compassion she needs. That I can be tough with her when she needs it, and caring when she needs that. I pray that I can be patient and tolerant, and not let frustration and lack of faith get in the way of her healing.
Most of all I pray for faith. The kind of faith that moves mountains. I pray for the unwavering and certain faith that only you can bring.