PRAY: Prayer for Mothers of Young Children
Father, today I come to you to lift up mothers of young children. Some of them came to motherhood, as I did, after years of hoping and praying. Others were surprised in one way or another by motherhood. And some may not have intended to become mothers at all.
Lord, I thank you that you are there to meet each mother in her unique circumstance. You know her needs and her deep desires. You know her failures and her victories, the times she weeps in silence or giggles in glee. Please, God, come to her.
Come to her when she holds a crying infant who won’t give up. Come to her when she settles one more argument over a favorite toy. Come to her when the teacher’s report is negative and the pregnancy test the opposite. Come to her when she faces the unthinkable. Come to her. Surround her. Love her. Support her. Strengthen her and guide her into all truth, all light, all of you.
As this mother sleeps tonight, Lord, would you whisper into her ear? Remind her that she matters. Remind her you waste nothing. Remind her you see what others don’t. And remind her that you had a mother, too.
In your holy name I pray—AMEN.