My Loving God, I’m beginning a new season of life. I am balancing the hurt of yesterday and the hope of tomorrow. Please heavenly Father, above all, open my heart as a parent. May my children see me as playful, loving, and faithful. May they see God through my loving actions. I pray that I show my children how hurt can deliver strength to the soul, and how glorious and restoring You are. Please comfort me as a parent. In Your name, Amen.