I love to stumble across – finding – mothers doing their “mothering” in a way that truly honors God. I don’t know exactly what it is, but there’s something exceedingly powerful to me about watching a mother train up a child in the way they should go. It speaks deeply to me and gives me great joy. And so, I especially love to find mothers who pray with, and for, their children.
- Mothers who cannot imagine starting their day, and the day for their children, without carving out a minute to pray with them.
- Mothers whose own prayers, as well as those she leads her children in, are composed with adoration and praise of God, as well as thanksgiving and request.
- Mothers who jot down a sentence prayer for their child on a sticky note and stick it somewhere for their child to happen upon during the course of their day or who include a portion of their prayer in a text message.
- Mothers who pray strategic prayers (planned prayers that address the broader, and particularly formative, matters of life; the forks in the road) as well as tactical prayers (spontaneous prayers formed, and said, in the moment regarding very specific matters; the mile markers).
- Mothers who cannot imagine ending their day, and the day for their children, without carving out a minute to pray with them.
Lord, may I find more mothers like this. More and more. Amen.
“Offer prayers and petitions in the Spirit all the time.” (Ephesians 6.18)