Virtue: Courage

We are very familiar with this virtue in our house.  A few years ago I bought both of my boys lions, really cute stuffed animal ones, we gave them both the same name…


We pull them out when we are discussing life issues or struggling with decisions.  Most often we need to tap into this virtue to overcome fear, difficulties, or pain.

braveness. boldness. valor.

My nephew was with us again this morning for our discussion, the examples he and my youngest gave about courage ranged from standing up to a bully to riding a big scary ride at ValleyFair for the first time.

For me, courage is doing. things. afraid.  This virtue has grown in me huge over the past couple of years as I’ve felt unequipped to do many things that God has laid on my heart to do.  In my eyes, it is also an act of faith and obedience.  I find my courage through Him.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

The prayer today is simple, yet SO SO powerful.  I pray, “Father, may my children always be strong and courageous in their character and in their actions.  And Lord, may this virtue continue to grow in me as we walk together, I know Your plans for me are for good.  Open my eyes to see, my ears to hear, and my heart to know what your plans are for my life and give me the strength to walk with boldness and bravery. Amen.”


You’ve just read day 12 of  the series: 31 Biblical Virtues to Pray for Your Children.  Whether your children are young or old, whether you’re expecting or hope to be expecting, whether the children in your life are biologically yours, adopted, step, or they are just precious to you — you can join in and pray for them!!


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