A Prayer Over my Motherhood
This is my response to the journal prompt for Day Eleven in my book Mom Bond Challenge. Accept the challenge see what response you are inspired to write.
I just wanted to take this time to say thank you for blessing me with the opportunity to be a mother. Thank you for her ten little fingers and her ten little toes. Thank you for her smile that melts my heart. Please, please don’t let me take my motherhood for granted.
Thank you so much for blessing her with a father who is strong. A father who loves her completely. Bless us that we might have the kind of love that she can look up to. That our marriage can be a model after which she can build her own marriage someday.
Please know that I am trying. I am exhausted, physically and mentally, but I am still trying. I want to be the mother that you want me to be but I feel so inadequate. I don’t want to let you down. I don’t want to let my daughter down. You have blessed me with the wonderful gift of the opportunity to take care of another daughter of God, another one of Your children. That responsibility weighs heavily on me. But I know that with your guidance, I can guide her.
Please help me be a better mother. I want to focus on the positive, but often times my mind is consumed by the negative. I focus on the challenges, the heartaches, and the trials. I know that if I can keep my focus on You, I can be a happy mom.
Bless me to be as patient with my daughter as you are with me. Help me to emulate love, service, happiness, and hope. That through me, she can know, first-hand, what love looks like. That she can know how to reach out to others and help them. That she can know what happiness looks like and what it really takes to find true happiness. That she can know how to hope for the future because she has seen my hope.
Please bless my faith. I seem quick to fall into the passiveness of just going through the motions. I want to live and breathe this faith with fire. I want to have a passion for my faith that inspires my daughter to build her own faith stronger and stronger.
I am leaning on you for strength to get through the day to day. To get through the less glamourous parts of motherhood with a happy heart. I will do my best to be a better mother than I was yesterday. Thank you again for hand picking my daughter, especially for me.
Writing “Prayer Over my Motherhood” not only helped my faith grow, it helped the love I have for my daughter grow. I loved the chance to articulate what I am grateful for and what I hope for my journey as a mother. I enjoyed this activity from the Mom Bond Challenge. Accept the challenge and watch your Mom Bond grow too. Sign up for the free monthly newsletter to receive updates.
What things do you pray about for your children?