8 Do not hold against us the sins of the fathers;
may your mercy come quickly to meet us,
for we are in desperate need.
9 Help us, O God our Savior,
for the glory of your name;
deliver us and forgive our sins
for your name's sake.
So often I fear I will not be able to break loose from the sinful patterns of my past (especially in the area of parenting!!) and I place the same fears for my husband on the table. I am reminded again that I NEED to be honest with Jesus and tell Him so- and believe He not only has the power, but desires to break those strongholds. It is for the glory of His name, and I can cling to that even when my own fear and doubt would make me believe all is hopeless!!