I've been reading the book Lifting Up Our Hearts daily. I share one each Sunday, but the one I read yesterday will be a favourite, I'm sure. it's entitled "Judge and Father."
We don't like the word "judge" but we do like to think of God as our father. He is a judge, though. In this prayer, I liked what Calvin says here:
O grant that Thy chastisements, by which
Thou wouldest restore us to a sound mind,
may not prove ruinous to us,
but so influence us by Thy Spirit within, that we
being really humbled, may acknowledge Thee
as our judge and father.
We know the chastisements of God will come. We know that he only chastises those whom he calls sons. Our response is to pray that those chastisements would not be "ruinous" to us, but rather influence us. We can pray we won't fall.
I have noticed that in this book so far, Calvin prays often to be humbled. That's a good thing to pray for.