A Mother’s Day Prayer
What do you face as a Mother?
Mother’s Day is a special day of the year. A day of celebration of life. A day of joy.
But the reality is many of us carry deep grief that threatens to overwhelm our broken heart as we shed secret tears in the night.
Whatever you face as a mother, this is my prayer for you…
For all the mothers who have just lost a child, or lost a child years ago. May you know you are deeply loved. You are not alone. As you move towards Mother’s Day, your arms empty and your heart grieving, may you experience the presence of Jesus and the sweet comfort of the Holy Spirit.
Your baby was welcomed into heaven by our beloved Lord. May His precious blood cover you, satisfy the debt of this grievous loss, and remove the guilt and shame, covering you with His dignity and His righteousness.
Especially for these precious moms (and their families) who don’t know if their child is alive, and can only imagine the suffering their child may be enduring, my heart goes out to you.
May the Lord comfort you with His presence and give you courage to take the next breath. May He help you know how to pray for your beloved child and strengthen you to face each new day of silence.
May our Beloved Lord Jesus touch your heart with His love and fill you with peace, knowing He is with you and shares your pain.
Jesus understands your grief, your fears, your guilt, your shame, your emptiness. May you experience His loving touch this Mother’s Day, comforting your broken heart, filling you with joy unspeakable and full of glory.
May Jesus be your peace. May He be your hope when all is hopeless. May His grace be sufficient when you are ready to collapse and feel you can’t take another breath, let alone another step.
May the God of all comfort who honors those who mourn, quiet your mother’s heart with His love.
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Thank you Barbara for this beautiful post. My dear mother passed away on Mother’s Day eight years ago. Your words express God’s love to many mothers.
Oh my dear friend, I am sorry. I am glad your precious mother is with the Lord and yet, I know you still miss her. It is wonderful the Lord knows the pain we each walk through and He honors our grief, even as He reminds us He is the resurrection and encourages us to grieve with hope.
Thank you for your kind words, Joy. I do so appreciate you sharing. Moms, in all their frailties, are a gift from the Lord to us – sometimes we don’t recognize that until they are gone. I am sure you enjoyed your mom while she was here. And oh, Joy, isn’t it wonderful that we will see our mother again?! I am deeply grateful for that hope.
God bless you Joy. As tears slip down your cheeks, may the sweetness of the Comforter holding you close be your reality.