A Praying Mother

A Mothers Love2I never fully understood the depths of a mother’s love until I became a mother myself.  I did not realize you could love someone so much.

I went through a very difficult season when I was a young adult.  I found myself in a painful place after a violent and unhealthy relationship ended.  At that time, I suffered through a lot of anger and depression.  Now, I understand my Mom’s tears and anguish during that time of my life.  I realize now that I not only hurt her but I can see how much she hurt for me.

I am forever grateful she never gave up on me, but most importantly, she prayed for me.  She released me to God because she knew only He could heal my broken heart and help me find my way again.  A praying mother is one of the most valuable gifts we could ever have.  It’s possible I might not be here had it not been for mine.

I began praying for my babies when I found out I was pregnant.  The list of my prayers covered everything I could think of, all the way to their wives and the children they would have one day.  From a very early age, I began to teach them about prayer and taught them how to pray.  They are only six years old but have become my little prayer warriors.  They are quick to ask for prayer, and they won’t hesitate to pray for others.  There is just something about hearing your little boy pray over you when you have a headache.  If that doesn’t melt your heart, nothing will.

I would like to encourage you to pray for and with your children every day.  If you do not currently have a routine of doing this, begin now.  It is never too late to form a habit of prayer for yourself and for your children.  Access to God is a gift He has freely given to us.  Admittance to His throne is far more valuable than any other excursion we could go on.  Enter His presence with a heart of praise.  Talk to Him as a friend because He is just that.  He is always faithful and His love never fails.

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise, give thanks to Him and praise His name.  For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.  Psalm 100:4-5 (NIV)

I would like to take this opportunity to honor my Mother.  She has loved me unconditionally every day of my life, and I have always felt her love, no matter the distance between us.  Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!  I love you very much!

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