A Mother's Prayer
Mother’s Day is upon us. Florists are making arrangements. Restaurants are preparing for their brunch crowds on Sunday. Children are making rice necklaces and handprints cards to give to their mothers. A friend of mine is launching a business dedicated to reminding mothers everywhere that self-care is the best care, and more importantly…Mommie needs a Moment.
It’s true mommie does need a moment. She needs a moment to breathe. She needs a moment to herself. She needs a moment to rest. She needs a moment to cry. She needs a moment to do nothing. She needs a moment to pray.
Praying for our kids is probably more beneficial than any of the other things we can do for our children. It is recognizing that our children are a gift from God, and we need God’s help to raise them. We can’t be with them 24 hours each day. We can’t protect them. We can’t be all things despite the cape we wear. We can’t make them make good decisions. We have to trust that we are being the best stewards of this divine gift. So, we pray for kids.
We pray that they be safe from harm. We pray that God will keep and cover them. We pray that they are healthy. We pray that they be healed. We pray that they become wise, productive, God’-fearing people. We pray without ceasing. It is a whisper at breakfast and a kiss goodnight. It is a fleeting thought throughout the day. A Mother’s prayer never ends.