Saturday, January 23, 2010

A Mother's Prayer

Dear Lord,

Father God, I love you and I thank you for my children. Thank you for giving them to me and for trusting me to raise them. Thank you Lord for their smiles and laughter, for the hugs and kisses and for every "I love you, Mommy." Thank you for the joy and innocence they have in their hearts, the wonder in their eyes and the dreams You have placed in their spirits.

Lord, help me to be the mother they deserve. Help me Lord to love them like You do. Bless me, I pray, with more patience and more understanding. Holy Spirit cover my mouth before I speak harshly to them. Savior God remind me to be forgiving just as You have forgiven me. Father, help me to always remember that they were Your children before they were mine and help me to treat them as sons and daughters of God.

Lord, let my words and my actions teach them about the love of Christ. Show me Lord how to give them a faith that is strong and stands firm in a world of compromise and temptation. Give me words Lord that will take root in their hearts and give them courage to do the right thing even when I am not around. Above all, Lord, help me to teach them to know You, rely on You and trust in You.

Increase my faith Lord, forgive me for my failings and strengthen me each day. "Teach me Your ways O Lord and I will walk in Your truth. Give me an undivided heart that I may fear Your name." (Ps. 86:11) Give me a right heart Lord, one devoted solely to You so I can be an example, a teacher, an encouragement and a godly mother to the children You have given me. I can't do it without You.

In the name of Jesus,

1 comment:

  1. The hardest thing to learn is that we can't do everything by ourselves. But the best is that we are never alone nor without help and guidance.