A parent’s prayer for the challenges of parenting

parenting challenges

Sometimes, to get you through the parenting, you need a good ol’ prayer. Goodness knows it feels like only the man with the plan can fix your never ending cycle of parenting troubles and calamity sometimes. But I’m not talking any old prayer, or a one-size-fits-all prayer. In times like this, you need a special, specific, parenting nightmare prayer. Something that goes a little like this…

Let the children who we love so much

Have mercy on us pathetic bunch

Of parents trying to do them right

Trying so hard with all our might

Let them eat the food we cook

Rather than acting like such ungrateful crooks

Let them Lord, please go to bed

So that we may rest our weary heads

Let them know the mercy of volume control

So their behaviour on occasion we may extoll

Let we, their carers, know what’s best

And not have to put them too often on the naughty step

May they treat us with kindness and grace

And occasionally also agree to wash their face

Lord, we know that they are a gift

And that alone should give us a lift

But please forgive us if patience alone

Is not enough for us to keep it together at home

And so please forgive our indulgence of wine and cake

And our indulgence of hasty white lies

Which we all know are fake

Your love and forgiveness

Our farther we plea

Because being a parent is easier said that done, you see

Cuddle Fairy


  1. The perfect prayer for parents everywhere – especially about getting them to eat the food we cook and go to bed! I love the reminder that our children are a gift but whilst acknowledging that patience alone sometimes is just not enough. Brilliant post. #coolmumclub

  2. This is brilliant 🙂 I can relate to all of this at the moment. In the last couple of weeks Monkey seems to have had his volume control broken! As for wine and cake, no wine on the pregnancy front for me at the moment but lots of cake… 🙂 Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again next week xx
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