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Let’s All Just Quit Yelling, OK?!
I really want to quit yelling, and every single January, I make an effort to check my parenting. I kind of push the reset button. I don’t think it has as much to do with a “resolution” as it does the fact that December is just so busy with Christmas activities and traveling and the kids are out of school and we’ve spent a lot of time cooped up in the house.
You get the picture, right?
I for sure suffer from seasonal depression and it kicks in around this time of the year. I get this sudden need to change everything in my environment, start diets, and pretty much just start fresh in an effort to kick the depression symptoms.
All that to say that one of my parenting dilemmas has always been yelling. Ugh!
I never just start off yelling, but I swear that my kids do not move a muscle to obey unless I’m yelling.
I do not like how yelling makes me feel, or how it tends to affect my relationship with the kids. It’s not a habit that I want to pass onto them either.
Now that I’m in the midst of my “January Shake-Up” I’m giving it to God.
I’m saying, “OK, God–I have tried to stop yelling on my own for years and I have failed. Now I’m giving this hang-up to You.”
Prayer Journal Prompts
You guys know how much prayer journaling has changed my life and improved my relationship with Christ, right? Well, what better way to conquer this beast than through the practice that has brought so much healing? [If you’re a new visitor, check out all of my posts on keeping a prayer journal]
If you need a detailed refresher on how I keep my prayer journal organized and easy to use–check out that post here.
Here is my process:
- I open with prayer and ask God to lead me where He wants me.
- Then, I read the scripture and focus on the prompt and see how it relates.
- Finally, I begin writing whatever is in my head and trust that God will take care of the rest.
- Don’t forget to close with prayer!
21 Days of Prayer Journal Prompts to
Help You Quit Yelling for Good!
- Day 1: Love (1 John 4:19)
- Day 2: Joy (Psalm 16:11)
- Day 3: Accountability (Galatians 6:1-5)
- Day 4: Children (Mark 10:14)
- Day 5: Faithfulness (1 Corinthians 10:13)
- Day 6: Compassion (Colossians 3:12)
- Day 7: Calm (Isaiah 43:2)
- Day 8: Grace (2 Corinthians 12:9)
- Day 9: Restoration (Galatians 6:1)
- Day 10: Prayer (1 John 5:14-15)
- Day 11: Peace (Romans 12:18)
- Day 12: Encouragement (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12)
- Day 13: Humbleness (James 4:6)
- Day 14: Goodness (Proverbs 4:23)
- Day 15: Slow to Speak (James 1:19-20)
- Day 16: Discipline (Deuteronomy 8:5)
- Day 17: Patience (Ephesians 4:2)
- Day 18: Self-Control (2 Timothy 1:7)
- Day 19: Kindness (1 Thessalonians 4:7)
- Day 20: Gentleness (Proverbs 15:1)
- Day 21: Breaking Free (Colossians 3:8)
I can’t wait to see how God transforms your life through this sacred practice. Remember, His Word never returns void or empty. So there is no time that can ever be wasted when you’re in the Scriptures.
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