Proverbs 22:15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
O Lord, thank you for the discipline you have given me. No, I don’t always appreciate it. At times I have rebel against it. Yet I know that you discipline those you love for our good. As a leader and a parent I am charged with the duty to discipline others, especially my own children. Help me take this charge seriously. Enable me to carry it out faithfully. May I always discipline with deep love and compassion (not in anger and frustration). Give me wisdom as I seek to discipline in a God-fearing way. And when I grow weary and want to ignore my duty, give me the strength to discipline as you discipline me. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.