Thursday, September 3, 2009

On our Hearts: Thankfulness

Father God,

As moms we sometimes feel that our days and nights can be long and our desire to keep schedules and routines get in the way of what is truly important. We often forget to take a step back and be thankful for all the blessings you have provided us.

Today we pray that we stop and take the time to be continually thankful for our children and for this precious time we have with them. We pray that we can appreciate the beauty and joy of our children, just as you see them. Lord give us patience when it seems to be taking them forever to do a task and to use self control when we have repeated the same thing three times over. That through you, we reveal kindness and gentleness in the trying moments.

We pray that we can truly just savor this privilege you have given us of loving our children. Motherhood is a gift and duty you have bestowed upon us. Father, we pray for you to help us cherish and appreciate these fleeting moments and to be truly thankful.


"But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." Galatians 5:22

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