We acknowledge, O God, how important it is that we who are adults in the faith—we who have had the privilege of gaining some maturity—take care not only not to do or say anything that would impede the faith development of those who are children in the faith—who have not yet had the privilege of gaining some maturity—but also to live and speak in ways that will help their faith to develop and to grow.
So help us not only not to be stumbling blocks to the developing faith of young and new believers but instead to be building blocks.
“If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were fastened around your neck and you were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of stumbling blocks! Occasions for stumbling are bound to come, but woe to the one by whom the stumbling block comes!” (Matthew 18:6-7)