Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Beautiful Mother's Prayer

"O Heavenly Father,

Holiness seems so far from me, and yet it is truly the desire of my heart. I long for intimacy. I long to know you. I want my whole life to reflect Your presence and Your power. I want to live astounded by your Grace and Your glory.

And yet God, it's just me. Fragile and sinful me. Come and make me yours. Heal my wounds. Forgive my old sins, again. Give new words to my prayers. Restore my yearning for truth. Feed me with Your insight and wisdom. Cover me with Your lavish love.

I want this man and these children to live in the blessing of a spiritually healthy woman. Let me be that woman. Remove the distractions that keep me from godliness. Step into the blur of my life rushing by and speak stillness into my days. Hold me close and care for my soul.

In these years of mothering, let me choose to surrender the place of my soul for Your safekeeping. Whisper to my heart and give direction to my steps. Shout to me from your vastness and add wisdom to my words. Let me love and celebrate life from the full cup of Your grace and peace.

Thank You, my Savior, my Keeper, my Friend, for the tender mercy that comes and fills my soul. In the precious name of Jesus, amen."

~by Angela Thomas Guffey

H/T: Last August from Jessie at Muthering Heights


GrandmaK said...

Truly is a wonderful prayer. Thank you for sharing it and the link! Cathy

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