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Thursday, November 1, 2007

A Mother's Morning Prayer

My Jesus, I offer this day to you-all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings-and through you , I make this offering to our Father in Heaven.
Be with me through this whole day in all its particulars, and assist me that it may become a worthy offering in every way. Be close to me in all I think and say and do. Direct your Spirit to speak to me and guide me-and help me to listen attentively when He does speak....
So that in my response your thoughts may become more surely my thoughts, and your ways may become my ways; so that my judgments may accord with your judgments , and the sentiments of my heart may be most like your very own; so that my conversation with others may be conversation I may ask you to share with us, and that my works may be works I may ask you to approve.
Help me to have the practical wisdom to look to your Mother from time to time, as I go about the duties of my day, in an effort to find the grace of a better way in my motherhood.
May I know the continued grace to work with you in all that I do, and not merely for you, so that my day may become a perfect offering- lived with you and in you and through you- to be presented to our Father in joy and love.
Amen

From Mother's Manual by Francis Coomes

5 comments:

Blondie said...

Oh, I love this little book! I use it every single morning, and in fact I recite this very prayer first thing in during my quiet time, before all my other prayers and Bible reading.

Tracy said...

I love this prayer, it is just beautiful, I would love to get this if it is a prayer book?

Erika S. said...

Tracy-
Yes it is a prayer book. I bought my copy in Venice Fl. while visiting my in-laws right after my son was born. It has helped me so much.

kritterc said...

Beautiful Prayer.

kritterc said...

I just ordered this book for myself. YEA!!!