A Special Mother’s Day Gift for Hurting Moms

It’s Mother’s Day. A wonderful day for some. A painful day for others. I wrote this special prayer for every brokenheartedacceptance mom. For every mom whose son or daughter is away from them, “out there”,  lost to some kind of addiction (drugs, alcohol, pornography, sex, gambling, etc.); who can’t stop self-injuring, can’t overcome their eating disorder, refuses treatment for a mental health issue, in denial of their need for help; who has rejected their faith and values, chosen another life-style. There’s nothing quite so painful, is there?

Hurting mom, this prayer is for you:

Heavenly Father, on this day of celebrating mothers, please surround every hurting mom who reads these words with a comforting, warm embrace. Hold them close to Your nurturing heart.

Console them with Your divine “mother-love”. Reassure them You are near. Ease their pain. Lessen the ache in their soul.

Creator of motherhood – this desire to procreate, care for, nurture, and love unconditionally – is from You. You’re the One who gave this capacity to sacrifice  for another human being, no matter how we’re treated in return.

Just. Like. You.

You, who wept over Jerusalem – Your children who rejected and refused Your love – You get it.

You understand far more than we could ever realize. You, who’ve also tasted bitter tears of disappointment, betrayal, sadness, and loss – dry each one from their eyes. Rock them gently against Your chest. Press Your cheek against theirs. Come in close.

As they climb up on Your lap, sing lullabies to soothe – calming melodies to restore, mend, repair.

Heal from hopelessness.

Rescue from despair.

Quiet with your love.

You’re their only hope.

In the name of Jehovah Rophe, the Lord our Healer.

Amen.

 

beauty18I find these two Bible verses are a wonderful source of comfort:

“Why are you downcast my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”  (Psalm 42:5)

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.”  (Ephesians 3:20)

Please click on the link below and WATCH THIS VIDEO. Two sisters made it as a gift for their mom on Mother’s Day in 2012. I promise you’ll receive an extra blessing if you do. All I can say is, “You are that bump!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KA8pL64W1I

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