is for GRATITUDE. According to dictionary.com the definition of gratitude is "the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful:" This may be on of the qualities that I want my kids to have most. I think we live in a society where we no longer stop to appreciate what we have. 1 Thessalonian 5:18 tells us to "Give thanks in everything, for this is God's will (W) for you in Christ Jesus." I know it's extremely hard at times to look and see the good in a certain situation. Thus, it's very hard when you're in those awkward preteen ages, to see that we are to be thankful ~ even the trails and stresses. Many of the things that seem to be "devastating" and "life-ending", turn out to be blessings in disguise. The older we get, the easier is to understand the concept of being thankful for everything in all situation. However, for up and coming individuals they don't have many experiences to look back and see those "unanswered prayers". Romans 8:28 (Holman Christian Standard Bible) tells us "We know that all things work together [a] for the good [b] of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose."
O Father God, thank you God for my children. Please give them a heart of gratitude towards EVERYTHING! - even those things the we may see as trails or just plan wrong