Father, we thank You for the gift of no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. And because Jesus took our guilt and the punishment our sin deserved—You will never punish us.

But You will correct us.

You do it because a loving father is careful to discipline his children.

Your discipline proves our legitimacy as children released from the bondage to fear, now calling you ABBA or DADDY, by your Holy Spirit.

But we don’t enjoy correction, even justifying our wrongs to avoid it.

We repent of our foolishness.

And we change our minds to view your correction like our earthly fathers’ correction. 

We didn’t like theirs’ either—but when we look back, we respect our fathers. They disciplined us as they thought best to keep us from self-destruction.

And for those of us who didn’t have a father growing up, your correction feels like more rejection.

But Father, You do all things well, pursuing us with love, and disciplining us so we reflect You. 

To resemble our DADDY.

And because of it, we’re growing in integrity, enjoying the peace it brings.

So Holy Spirit, help us endure ABBA’s rebuke. Remind us it’s not out of anger. His correction is not to destroy, but to develop children with His character.

And Father, guide us in the way of wisdom. Lead us along straight paths because your correction is the way to life.

You are a good and faithful Father. And we honor You today and always. It’s in the name of Jesus, the Firstborn of many, we pray. Amen.

Inspired by Hebrews 12:10

Here at Vine Life Faith, we pray God’s Word to experience God’s will because His words are the only ones He’s obligated to keep. While we pray inspired by a particular verse, the prayer references multiple verses as the Lord leads. You’re welcome to share this prayer and if it blesses you or someone you know—say so in the comments below. God bless you!

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