In the “The Praying Life“, Paul Miller writes about prayer=helplessness. His idea is we must come to God with a sense of helplessness, knowing we cannot do this life apart from Christ. He made this statement in regards to prayer and parenting his kids:
I began to speak less to the kids and more to God.
Here is what struck me: How often do we jump all over our kids about certain weaknesses or sins in their lives and never talk to God about them. (OUCH!)
So let’s take his parenting advice: Speak less by talking more to God!