Father God, I need Your help. I love my child(ren), but I am at a loss as to how best to be a parent to them, and I doubt my abilities. Only by Your power can I do Your will and honor You by the way I parent the children You have given me. Lord, when I am tempted to despair, let me remember how patient You are towards me. Help me to rely on Your Spirit to produce the fruit of patience within me. I need it to come from You. I have run out of my own patience. Thank You for adopting me as Your own child. Amen.