Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Mother's Prayer

I pray that I may let my child live his own life and not the one I wish I had lived. Therefore, guard me against burdening him with doing what I failed to do.

Help me to see his missteps today in perspective against the long road he must travel and grant me the grace to be patient with his slow pace.

Give me the wisdom to know when to smile at the small mischiefs of his age and when to show firmness against the impulses he fears and cannot handle.

Help me to hear the anguish in his heart through the din of angry words or across the gulf of brooding silence. And having heard, grant me the ability to bridge the gap between us with understanding.

I pray that I may raise my voice more in joy at what he is, than vexation at what he is not, so that each day, he may grow in sureness of himself.

Help me to regard his with genuine affection so he will feel affection for others. Then give me the strength, O Lord, to free him so he can move strongly on his way.


One of my good friend's sent me this prayer that a local all boys high school has as their mother's prayer..I loved the sentiment.  Being the mum of all boys, it really spoke to me and I thought it would be the perfect compliment to a new baby boy's card.  Once again, playing along with a Viva La Verve sketch!


Karen B. said...

I think I might have tears in my eyes! Love your card.

Jen W. said...

Beautiful prayer and beautiful card! I love that paper pieced bear and the subtle stars behind him.

Barb said...

Lynn, what a perfect prayer! It just so happens that I needed it right now, so I thank you for sharing it. Love your adorable card!

Arlene said...

Wow...absolutely beautiful. Love everything about this card! :)

Maureen said...

here come the waterworks again!! I have one son and 14 little 7 year old students...I have to always remind myself...they are just 7! LOL This is so lovely...thanks for sharing AGAIN!! I am going to write this out at home :) Hey, I may even add it to my Quotes page if that's okay :) Sweet little baby boy card and you are all caught up now on the challenges!! Woohoo!! Still looking into the iPad cases...was looking on YouTube as they actually show cases in action and get reviews :)

Tiffany said...

What a thoughtful and beautiful verse!! Beautiful baby card today, love it!

Sue Lelli said...

Oh Lynn, that prayer is so wonderful and inspiring and your card is DARLING!

Emily Leiphart said...

Aw, this baby card is adorable and I love the stamps and papers you used!