Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Prayer for a Tired Mom

Dear Heavenly Father,

The day is dawning, and I feel defeated before I have even begun.

Once again, there is more work for me to do today than day to do it in. I feel scatterbrained, out of focus, and unsure of my priorities. And I'm tired. So tired.

I want to glorify you, LORD, in my life, in my home, in this family, with my children...but I confess that, most days, I don't know how to do that. I work so hard, but always come up short. Sin gets the best of me again and again and again. Come and save me from this wretched body of death. (Rom. 7:24) I need You desperately.


Teach me what Your priorities are, and help me to choose the good portion (Luke 10:42). Help me to value what You value, and despise what You despise. Help me to seek first Your Kingdom, and to trust You for the things that I truly need. (Matt. 6:33)

Oh, LORD, may I never take for granted this opportunity you have given me, to love my husband, love my children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be a worker at home, to be kind, to be submissive to my dear husband, that Your Word may not be dishonored. (Titus 2:4-5) For this life of blessing You have graciously given to me, make me deeply thankful.

May I take seriously the commands that you have given me in Your Word, and may I walk in humble obedience. May I never forget the humility of your Son, Jesus Christ, who was obedient unto death--even death on a cross(Phil. 2:8)--that I might be freed forever from the punishment that I deserve for my sin. Thank-you for giving me to privilege to teach these truths to my children. May I do so diligently, with every breath that I breathe, and every step that I take. (Deut. 6:4-9) And may I love You...truly love You, with all my heart, soul, mind and strength.

Now Father, as my children are waking and needing me, I pray that You would be with me. Fill me with your Spirit, and give me a worshipful heart. May my entire day be a sacrifice of praise to You.

May I not grow weary of doing good, for in due time, I will reap, if I do not give up. (Gal. 6:9)

And in all things, may Your good, pleasing, and perfect will (Rom. 12:2) be done, on earth--in this home--as it is in heaven. (Matt. 6:10)

For it is in Jesus' Name I pray,

AMEN

"God be in my head and in my understanding,
God be in my eyes and in my looking,
God be in my mouth and in my speaking,
God be in my heart and in my thinking,
God be at my end and at my departing."
Henry Walford Davies (1869-1941)

6 comments:

Carol Flett said...

Grant it, Lord, for this mom and for so many other moms who sacrifice everything for their families but who often feel so overwhelmed.

Mrs. Teasley said...

Praying with you, sister. <3

Mama Burke said...

Definitly a ditto for me. Thanks for sharing this prayer.

Di said...

Thank you - it is where I am at right now. xxx

Free Agent Mommy said...

Amen, sweet friend. Offering up prayers for you, as I also seek His strength & wisdom for my day. THANK YOU for writing - am always encouraged, comforted, & inspired by your words.

Just posted about Kevin's outta-town trip, and my conviction to love him better:
http://freeagentmommy.typepad.com/blog/2010/09/the-little-things.html

mommyof4blessings said...

I am so thankful for your encouraging and uplifting blog. I have given you the Versatile Blogger award. Please visit my site to receive your award: www.proverbs31motherhood.blogspot.com. I shared your blog information with others so they can be encouraged, too!

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