Thank you for the precious gift of motherhood. Forgive us for all the times we’ve been mean to our children. Help us to love our children the way You desire. May our influence be godly and positive. Lead us to be the mothers You have called us to be.

For those of us who desire to have children, let us rest in Your divine timing and will. May we be dedicated to You in every way as we live out your purpose for our lives. Whatever You allow to happen, we trust You.

For those of us who have suffered the loss of our precious child, surround us with Your peace that passes all understanding. Comfort us with Your presence. Restore our will to live.

Thank you for our mothers and grandmothers who reared and cared for us. May you bless each mother richly for every sacrifice she made. Deliver our hearts, minds, souls, and spirits from any negative influences in our upbringing. We are who You say we are, and our lives will be what You want when we surrender to You.

For those of us who have aging mothers and grandmothers, help us to recognize any needs they may have and give us the wisdom to see to it that they get the care they need. May we always be loving, kind, and respectful toward them. May we be sensitive and responsive to life changes such as fading memory, health issues, or any other circumstance that strips away the ability to be able to care for themselves. Give us the strength and resource to do whatever we need to do on their behalf. Help us make the most of our time with them.

For those of us whose mothers and grandmothers have passed, may we find comfort in the good memories we made with them. May we use the lessons we learned from them to become better. May we always celebrate our heritage because without them we wouldn’t be here.

Thank you for all the spiritual mothers in our lives. May they too be blessed richly for helping us and being there when we needed them. Lead us to women and men of all ages in our various spheres of influence in the world that need support. May we make a positive impact as we reflect Your love and live out Your truth.

In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

-Hope N. Jones

From Regal Heart Magazine, Issue 3. Read it here