I’ve spent a lot of time praying lately. I mean, I’ve always prayed, but these prayers seem to be deeper, more honest, more open even. As soon as I’m up it’s the first thing I do. And then it seems throughout the rest of my day I’m just having these honest talks with God and sending up prayers.
Many of the prayers aren’t even for me, they’re for others. Other families who are grieving, friends, teachers, leaders, parents etc. Two people in particular are my children. I start to think about how much my mom must have and still does pray for us. It’s much like loving them, and nurturing them. No matter how old they get, you just never stop Doing it. My next thoughts are my fellow moms friends and how much they must pray for their children. The next is the mom I don’t even know when I wonder how much time in the carpool line is spent in prayer(because sometimes that’s the only time we get)!
And then finally I conclude that there is probably nobody that prays more than a mama. We’re praying that the kids make it to school safe, that they are safe once there, that the teachers are loving and caring, that their little brains absorb whatever they’re being taught, that they’re healthy, and that they’re kind to others.
I’m always praying for my children. I can’t think of a time when I’m not. Of course I pray that they are intelligent and bright, but I’m also praying that they know, love, and follow Christ. That is more important to me than anything. I know I’m not alone in this. If it’s one thing that all of us moms can agree on it’s that we are always, always praying for our little (and big) ones.
Who prays for us mamas? Our mamas, I’m sure. Motherhood is hard. Parenting is hard. Praying moms, pray for other moms. Pray that she has patience, that she has strength, and that she is loved. If there’s one thing that everyone needs that they can never have too much of, it’s prayer!
*****After this was written one of our Baton Rouge Moms Co-Founders lost her husband, Sean Cruz, unexpectedly after complications from a liver biopsy, he was 35 years old. Sean was the primary breadwinner and leaves behind Tiffany and their two adoring children, 8 and 4 years old. If you are a praying mama. This is a prime example of a time when we must rally around a fellow mama and cover her with prayer. Please keep Tiffany and the children in your prayers during this incredibly difficult time. A memorial fund has been set up for Tiffany and the children. *****