It’s Mother’s Day. A wonderful day for some. A painful day for others. I wrote this special prayer for every brokenhearted mom. For every mom whose son or daughter is away from them, “out there”, lost to some kind of addiction (drugs, alcohol, pornography, sex, gambling, etc.); who can’t stop self-injuring, can’t overcome their eating disorder, refuses treatment for a mental health issue, in denial of their need for help; who has rejected their faith and values, chosen another life-style. There’s nothing quite so painful, is there?
Hurting mom, this prayer is for you:
Heavenly Father, on this day of celebrating mothers, please surround every hurting mom who reads these words with a comforting, warm embrace. Hold them close to Your nurturing heart.
Console them with Your divine “mother-love”. Reassure them You are near. Ease their pain. Lessen the ache in their soul.
Creator of motherhood – this desire to procreate, care for, nurture, and love unconditionally – is from You. You’re the One who gave this capacity to sacrifice for another human being, no matter how we’re treated in return. (more…)