A Mommy Blogger's Prayer - The DIY Mommy

Dear God,

Help me to choose joy despite circumstances. Let me bring joy to my friends, my children and even people I don’t know through spoken and written words.

Make me a channel of Your peace. Help me to quiet my heart in times of anxiety and bring my requests to You and leave them in Your hands.

Give me patience as I mother my children. Please help me to slow down, to listen and to learn.

Help me to be kind. Only You know the intentions of people’s hearts. Remind me that I am not a judge.

Let me hold fast to what is good in this world – to Your goodness and to the good works of selfless people.

Help me to be faithful in what I’ve been asked to do.

Give me a gentle spirit when I interact with my children, with my friends, and with all people that I’m tempted to be harsh with.

Grant me the self-control I need to do what’s right and to steer clear of things that can cause me to stumble.

Above all, let me speak, write and act in love.

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(I apologize for the extreme randomness of this post. I felt led to write it – maybe it only speaks to me, but maybe that there is someone else out there that can identify with this prayer.)