Friday, November 26, 2010

What a Mother Can Offer Up

When I am overworked,
I will pray for the jobless.

When my children are demanding,
I will pray for the childless.

When I am overwhelmed with housekeeping,
I will pray for the homeless.

When I am grocery shopping,
I will pray for the hungry.

When I am running carpools,
I will pray for the homebound.

I will ask God to turn my moments of fatigue,
boredom, and frustration into times of intercession
for others and thanksgiving for the fullness of my
life.

I will unite my sufferings with those of Christ
and pray his grace on those who are truly
afflicted.

1 comment:

christinelaennec said...

That is a truly beautiful prayer, Kelly. Thank you so much for putting things into a proper perspective.