“Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the gift of being a mother. There is no greater pleasure than enjoying the wonderful human beings that you marvelously created within my womb. Lord, since I have become a mother, I have been struggling with the guilt and shame of missing the part of myself that will never be.
The responsibility of motherhood has taken my priorities to a higher level and part of me feels a pain from this. This guilt has caused so much grief as I feel I cannot express this to anyone without the fear of judgment. Lord, thank you for allowing me to open up and share this truth with you. I know you want the truth to set me free.
Show me the how to enjoy these precious moments of my life. My depressed view has gotten dark and this has distorted my vision. I know the enemy would love to steal the joy and light from my life.
I am standing against this.
Lord, this world undervalues motherhood and puts extra pressure on us to be more and to have it all. This is an impossible standard that seems to be hovering over my head making me feel less than capable.
I want to enjoy the simple pleasures of motherhood. Help me to cut out the influences, activities and pressures that were never meant to be a part of my life. Help me to re-prioritize with your vision for my life and the life of my family.
Give me wisdom and discernment to guide the lives that you have entrusted to me. Open my eyes to see the how the enemy will try to slither his influence into our home. Give me the tenacity to continue to bathe our home in prayer and the word.
I want to be a good influence on my children and to instruct them in the ways of you, so when they have a home of their own they can continue to be strong in the Lord.
Lord, the world belittles the value of a mother and a good home. I am going to embrace the honor of this position you have given me. The influence of a mother is the most important job for the men and woman of our future generations. I will take this task seriously and prayerfully.
In Jesus’ precious name, cover my heart, my family and the destiny of each child I rear to be mighty warriors in the Kingdom of God, Amen.”
Author: Julia Shalom Jordan
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