Somewhere I read that the greatest gift we can give our children is
faith in God, and wings to soar. As does a bird eventually fly from its nest,
so too will our little ones leave home when it is time to explore the
world on their own. No longer will they be tiny sparrows, but with the
right upbringing, hopefully they will exit the nest with the wings of an
eagle; strong and able.
It is necessary to prepare children how to fully deal with all the
responsibilities of the outside world, but is more important that this
foundation stems from a righteous source; God.
Faith in God offers us hope when times seem bleak, and inner strength
when we feel like succumbing to weakness. Faith in God provides us the
knowledge that we are here on this planet, not just to eat, sleep, work
and play, but for a much deeper reason; to share love, and worship God in
everything we do and say. Faith in God is a responsibility in itself for
we are then stewards and ambassadors of the most precious knowledge. Our
children may not always grow up to be award-winning novelists and famous
actors, but to be called a child of Christ is more honorable than any
I know that when I can't pray, You listen to my heart. Continue
to use me to do Thy Will. Continue to bless me that I may be
a blessing to others. Keep me strong that I may help the weak.
Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for
Parents hold a significant part in the raising of their children, and
while both mothers and fathers are important aspects to every family, on
Mother's Day it is a time to pay homage to those women who have given of
their heart for the sake of a child.
The following is a short Mother's Day Prayer.
"Heavenly Father, sometimes the role of mother goes unappreciated and
noticed, yet, thank you God, for showing us how valuable these women are
in society, and in your precious sight. Thank you, God, for Your
continued guidance so that we may teach our children to grow in ways that
will make You proud, and thank you for helping us to be honorable vessels
which teach by example, rather than mere word. Our thanks, God, may not
always be immediate, but when our children have their own children, and
we see that that the good ways we have taught them are again passed on to
another generation, may our hearts be filled with gladness! This we ask
in the name of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen."