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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Prayers for Moms ~ Day 2


This week I am posting the prayers from our Mother’s Day service at CCA.  If you missed yesterday’s prayer and what we did during our service that was so special, click here to read all about it.

A Prayer for Stepmothers:

Father

    I come before you today on behalf of these mothers. Very few relationships can be more difficult to cultivate then those between a stepchild and a stepparent.

    Some may find the path smooth and without many obstacles, however for most, the path is full of challenges. As conflicts and struggles arise, give them supernatural wisdom to do and say things that will bring understanding and peace to the home. To not allow feelings of anger and resentment take root in their hearts. To not react but be prayerfully deliberate in developing healthy relationships. Give them assurance that the righteous deeds sown will bring a harvest of blessings. May they not be moved by the temporary, but have their eyes fixed upon the goal. Give them unwavering optimism and joy during this journey.

    Feelings of inadequacies can compound the issues and leave these mothers, at times, feeling hopeless. Help them to relinquish any misconceptions and remind them that you are the God of abundance and can meet any need they have as the relationship grows into maturity. Bring to their remembrance that they can come to the throne of grace with confidence and receive grace and mercy in time of need as we are told in Hebrews.

    Let them not diminish their role in the godly upbringing of their step children. A mother’s influence can be a powerful force in shaping the young lives before them. It is not by accident that they are given this opportunity but by divine design. For they are commissioned to help bring these children up in the way that they should go so that when they are old they will not depart and bring delight to their families.

    Above all, I pray these mothers are motivated by love and not by fear. For you have not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power and a sound mind. Let them be courageous in their love. To love as if their hearts will not be broken. To love as Christ would love. For we love because he first loved us. Lead them by the Holy Spirit as they purposefully work to cultivate a bond like no other.

I thank you Father that you hear us when we pray,

Amen

Thank you Amy for your prayer for Stepmothers.



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