I spent almost an hour yesterday looking through Mothers Day cards at my local Target store. There were so many to choose from.
Cards that were scented.
Cards that played music.
Cards that were printed on fancy linen paper.
But, the more cards I looked through the more frustrated I felt. Each one had pretty sayings, but they didn’t quite “say” what I wanted to express from my heart.
Quietly, I whispered to myself, I wish I could sent mom a card today. But, since she now lives in heaven with dad and is most likely celebrating Mothers Day “celestial style”, that won’t be possible.
So, I’ve decided to send my sister and each of my sister-in-laws a card. I hope it brings a smile to their faces this coming Sunday. I’m also sending a card to my mother-in-law who is one of the most amazing women I know!
What about you? Are you sending someone special a card for Mothers Day this year? If you’re a mom, I hope your family showers you with love, hugs, and maybe a little something special to remember. Gifts are nice but often times for me, it words of appreciation and an I love you that makes the daily motherly sacrifices worthwhile. You know… laundry, cooking, picking up clothes off the floor. That kind of stuff.
Whether you’re a mom or not, I’d like to give you a little gift. It’s a prayer that I’ve written with you in mind. I hope it brings joy to your heart, peace to your soul, and a smile to your face. If it does, I hope you’ll pass it along to someone else that is special to you this Mothers Day.
As you read through this prayer, insert your name inside the blanks to make it personal and special for you.
I pray that you would bless ___________ in all of her ways. I ask that your peace will constantly be present in ____________ heart and that Your glory would radiate from her face. May ___________ be filled to overflowing with the fruit of your Spirit. May _____________ always run to You first and cast her cares upon You when she’s struggling and needs help. Remind _________each day how much You love her. Help ___________ to rest in knowing that You promises are true and may she walk in the light of your Word that guides the path ahead of her. Show __________ in special ways that you see her and will always take care of her, until you call her home to be with you. Give _______________ the assurance of knowing that You will never leave or forsake her. May ____________ declare that with You ALL things are possible and that she can do all things through Christ who gives her strength. May the joy of the Lord be _____________ strength so that she can rest securely in You. May __________ beauty come from within, the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit that will never be destroyed and is very precious in Your sight. I pray that __________ will know the hope to the calling you have placed on her life and give her the confidence to say, The Lord is my God and in Him I will put my trust.
In Jesus name, Amen
Happy Mothers Day…a little early 🙂