Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
Heavenly Father, I come into Your Holy presence today through Jesus’ Name to thank You for my mother. I so appreciate the love and selfless compassion she gives and has given in the past. If she has passed on, I give You thanks and praise for the pleasant memories of her. Direct me to honor my mother on this special day.
I am grateful that You gave my mother some of the same attributes found in 1 Corinthians 13 4-7. “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself , is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things hopes all things, endures all things.”
I pray for and ask You to remind all mothers-to-be, especially those that are considering abortion, to understand that the child within them is known and created by You and You have a plan for the child’s life. This is expressed in Jeremiah 1:5. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
Direct all of us as believers to be sensitive to the needs of mothers. May we encourage and help them wherever possible. Thank you for the blessings of a mother’s love, but even more for Your love, which is far greater and provided me with salvation. Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
In Jesus’ Name, thank you for the blessing of my mother, Amen.