today we pray for mothers--
our own mothers,
and mothers everywhere,
who have made such a major contribution
to the good qualities we have,
more often through great effort and patient instruction,
and who have done their best
to gently polish
away our rough edges.
Lord, please bless our mothers
for the endless hours of time they spent
and the boundless energy
they invested in us.
Bless our mothers for their sacrifices on our behalf
as they often gave up or deferred their own
so that we could have ours.
Bless our mothers for always being there for us,
for being the person we know
we can turn to
when we need comfort, encouragement, or just a hug.
Bless our mothers for making a home for us
we could feel safe, where we felt we belonged.
Most of all, Lord,
bless our mothers for their unconditional love,
loving us no matter what,
and for frequently showing love
in ways that make us feel valued and cherished.
bless our mothers mightily.
Strengthen them, soothe them,
wrap them in Your infinite love
and shower them with blessings
numerous to count, too magnificent to describe.
We love them, admire them, respect them,
and we wish that You would
give them back
many times the good they gave to us.
In Jesus' name we pray; Amen.
By Joanna Fuchs
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Jeremiah 29:11 "I know
the plans I have for you."
Karen Lyn Jenkins
Geoffrey P. Edwards, my precious son.