A Mother’s Day Prayer…
“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3 (NLT)
“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; Before you were born, I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 (N KJV)
As this new day unfolds, I want to pause and thank you for all the mothers of this world; the memories of our mothers, the faithful mothers of the present, and the mothers of the future. I pray that you remind mothers who have given birth and those who have raised children they did not birth that you are always with them.
During these challenging times of physical distancing and uncertainty, let us not forget the many scarifies our mothers have made over the years. Let our mothers persevere and not give up because their current situation seems bleak. Grant the mothers of the world the courage and strength to keep on climbing as encouraged in this poem by Langston Hughes,
Mother to Son
Well, son, I’ll tell you:
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
It’s had tacks in it,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
But all the time
I’se been a-climbin’ on,
And reachin’ landin’s,
And turnin’ corners,
And sometimes goin’ in the dark
Where there ain’t been no light.
So boy, don’t you turn back.
Don’t you set down on the steps
’Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.
Don’t you fall now—
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
Thank you, God, for our mothers; thank you for their strength of character and their love for you. Bless them with long life and satisfy them with the desires of their hearts and they diligently seek after you.
May the Lord bless our Mothers and keep them;
The Lord make His face shine upon our Mothers,
And be gracious to them; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon all Mothers,
And give them peace. (Adapted from Numbers 6:24-26)
A Blessed Happy Mother’s Day!!!