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A Mother's Spark!

Monday, April 07, 2008


O Lord
I need your help today.
I want to care
for those you've sent into my life,
to help them develop the special gifts
you've given them.
But I also want to free them
to follow their own paths
and to bring their loving wisdom
to the world.

Help me
to embrace them without clutching,
to support them without suffocating,
to correct them without crushing.

And help me
to live joyfully and playfully, myself,
so they can see your life in me
and find their way to you.
Amen.

A mother's gift is to give life. But in the daily demands of feeding and forming, cleaning and cautioning, tending and teaching, her gift can get lost in the layers.
She needs to remember that her work begins with herself. To be attentive to others, she must listen to her own heart. To care for others, she must take time for herself. To teach self-love to others, she must act lovingly towards her own body and her time.
If she finds her own sparks, she will fan them in those around her. If she frees her own spirit, she will help others soar. If she focuses each moment by being wholly present, she will point the way to holiness and to God.
And if she truly lives, she will give real life to the world, not only in her children's bodies, but in their souls.

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  • TLTHOMPSON69
    As a single mom this prayer really touched my heart strings- it is exactly what I have had to pray for in the last 7 or 8 years- Now I am so blessed that it brings tears to my eyes to see that my prayers about my struggles are being answered.

    Thank you

    Tracy~
    4493 days ago
  • VIRGINIAGIRL06
    Very Beautiful!
    4678 days ago
  • LOVEBEAM
    Yes Lord
    4690 days ago
  • SHANDAWRIGHT
    LUV it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    4706 days ago
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