Prayer for Mothers

I believe that I am right in saying that mothers are held to a high standard for raising children. If a child has no manners you hear the comment “Didn’t your mother raise you right?” If the child looks unkempt, they are asked “Didn’t your mother see how you left the house today?”

At first I thought, “Boy do mothers get a bad rap for everything!”

Now it has hit me, mothers are called to a special work of raising their children, and irregardless of people’s religion, ethnicity, culture, gender we all recognize a special work and influence mothers have over chIldren.

As Christian mothers in these times, we are called to such a high standard that in ourselves we would not be able to meet. Thinking about the positive influence that I must have over my children is overwhelming at best. But I thank God that this is not a work I have to do alone.

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In fact, this is a work that God can do through me if I let Him. Oh how I long to train my children to stand for God, even if they have to stand alone. I long to raise my children to be loving, compassionate, gentle, firm and bold. I long to raise them to be a source of truth and light instead of being the sources of pain. This task is not impossible. I am encourage by the examples of mothers of old- by Hannah, Moses’ mother, Mary, Lois, Eunice, the Proverbs 31 woman. But more importantly I am encouraged to know that the God who has called mothers to this work of training their children will equip the us to do it.

Prayer:
Dear God, I uplift mothers today before You. Often, many of us have become discouraged at this task set before us. Sometimes we see our children not responding and we feel like all that we have done has been in vain. Sometimes we look at all of our shortcomings and think that we cannot raise our children for You. Help us to see that You have called us to this task and You have given us the strength in Jesus to do this.

Oh God, I pray that we will bring our children before you day by day in prayer. I pray that we will live lives that point them to You. I pray that we will not become discouraged but encouraged in You. You have promised that if we train our children for You that they will not depart when they are old. It is be used of Your faithfulness that we have confidence that our work will not be in vain. Guide all of us mothers who might not know which way to go in our parenting journey. Help Christian mothers to be available to encourage and build up other mothers who might be having a difficult time. Strengthen us all as we raise these children for You I pray. Amen.

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Show Love

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When children look at parents they see a model of what love should be. If we show children a poor relationship this is what they will come to know as normal. If we have a relationship where there is love, then this type of relationship is what will be normal for them.

Let us live lives where our children and those around are shown what true love really is.

Prayer:
Father in heaven, show us how to love each other. Build our relationship with You and we know that every other relationship that we have will be one of love. Strengthen the relationship between us and our spouse. Help us to have loved-filled relationships so that we can show our children what is means to have love in our homes. This we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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God Qualifies the Called

When God calls us to perform a task, He equips us to do it!

God has called parents to return their children unto Him. He has called us to bring them into the Ark of safety.

Some days it seems like a daunting task raising children- their personalities,mother faults, the negative influence that the world has on them…

No matter how difficult it seems, God who has called us to the task of seeing that us and our children come to Him, has given us everything that we need to do it.

If you need a faith to move a mountain to get your child into the ark, God will give it.

If you need a faith that is able to press on through disobedience and rebellion, God will give.

If you need a faith that will surround your children and family with an atmosphere of love, hope and faith, God will give.

God has promised us all the faith that we need to hold onto His promises to us and our families. Let us not be discouraged by how things look, but let us be encourage in the Lord.

Prayer:

Lord, what You have promised You are able to perform. You have told parents that if we train up our children in your way, they will not depart from it. Show us what Your way is. Increase our faith that we may claim this promise. Strengthen us that we may keep going forward in training our children for You, no matter how difficult it gets, this we pray in Jesus’ name Amen.

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My Cup Overfloweth

God has and is pouring out blessings upon His children. But not only does His blessings fall upon His people but on all those around.

Matthew 5:45 (AMPC)
To show that you are the children of your Father Who is in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and makes the rain fall upon the upright and the wrongdoers [alike].

When God pours out His blessings upon parents He just doesn’t only give u enough to fill our cups. When God pours out that blessing upon us He does it so sbundantly that our cup overflows!

Psalm 23:5
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with [a]oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.

The blessings of parents spill over on to their children. When we receive God’s belting it not only spills over on others because God has given u o much, we as those who have been blessed want to see others blessed.

Let us actively share God’s blessing with our family by sharing with them through the tpway we live, whomHe is. To know God is no just a blessing, it is the most abundant blessing of all. In knowing God, we have all of Him because he will be in us and we in Him! (John 17:3, 21-23)

Prayer:
Father, thank You for Your blessings upon my life. I pray that as You pour out Your blessing upon me, that I may show my family who You are so that they will come to receive Your blessings for themselves. I ask for forgiveness  because many times I have not shown who You are, because I would have gone away from You and forgotten who You are. I have misrepresented You to my family and instead of being used as a blessing, I have brought hurt and pain to my family. Forgive me oh Lord. Use me now to bless my family and to bless others as You have blessed me. Thank You for Your forgiveness nod for hearing my prayer. Amen.

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Extension of God’s Love

Romans 5:12
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned

When we look at our children we can’t help but see trait of character that are in both u no them. Sometimes it I hocking to de ho much of a likeness they are to us. But the family has don’t more than pass on hereditary character traits. Through families, sin has been passed down to all generations. All have sinned.

But through families, God’s love and grace can be extended to all around.

image Just like the men of old- Abraham, Isaach, Joshua- all left an example for their children to follow of serving the Lord, we too can leave that same example.

When we know Christ, we will live like Him. Then we will show Him to our families. Then our families can be able to show Who Chirst is.

God is love.

When we receive God’s love, then we are able to show it. When we show love, we show God. It is then that our families can be used as extensions of His love. It is then that we can witness to the world of who God is.

Prayer:
Lord, use our families to show Your Love to the world. First Lord, we must know that Love and knowing that love means knowing You. We want to know You Lord. Continue to show us who You are. Let Your love transform us so that we will have families where You love reigns supreme. Use our families to extend Your love to others, that those who see us may see You and be drawn to You. This we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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