Live in me today, Jesus: I’m too small for these mother shoes.
Fill me with your love, which binds and bears, forgives and holds fast.
Grant me your joy and the strength to laugh when the days wear long.
Give me your peace when this mother skin stretches elastic with worry.
Inspire in me your patience that I might remember it takes time to grow up.
Teach me the ways of kindness, that my lips would speak blessing for this family.
Lead me in your goodness: I want to live loving what pleases you.
Temper me with your gentleness so that I do not retreat into irritation and anger.
Anchor me in your faithfulness, that I could keep at this invisible, important work of making a home.
Equip me with self-control: the temptations are legion to abandon your priorities and purposes.
By your grace and with your strength, Lord Jesus Christ,
Mothers-Day-Prayer (Printable Copy)