Mothers (parents in general) are often the first educators of their children.
For our last day of prayer, let us lift in our prayers those mothers who are transmitting values, knowledge, skills, attitudes, and practices every day.
Prayer of the Day
Heavenly Father, please help these mothers to stay patient and loving towards their children.
Give them strength and courage to keep up with the needs of their family, their home, and their work.
Help them balance mercy and discipline in the right measure, to give genuine praise, to accept their children's limitation and not hold it against them.
Teach their children to be obedient to Your laws, let them be instruments of Your peace in their homes, in our land, and in the family of nations.
May the blessings of Your sevenfold gifts be in all who teach and in all who learn through the Holy Spirit.
Grant that they may follow Jesus Christ,
The Way, the Truth, and the Life,
Forever and ever,
I enjoyed spending this week of prayer for our moms with you all. Please share in the comments section how you were blessed by these prayers, tell us about your experiences with your mother, as a mother, etc.
To go further, you may want to read about a few extraordinary women: consider it as a ‘homework', to get acquainted with special role models! Here are a few names to consider:
- Blessed Eurosia Fabris
- Zita of Bourbon-Parma
- St. Jane Frances de Chantal
- St. Monica
Take a moment to treasure up all these things and ponder them in your heart (cf Luke 2,19)
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone. Col 4:6