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May 13, 2023

Dear Ones,
Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and also give thanks and remember the mother who gave you life. 
I read a prayer for mothers on by author Rebecca Barlow Jordon, and I would like to share her words with you as Mother’s Day is celebrated tomorrow.
 Dear Lord,  
  “Bless every mother and every grandmother with the finest of your spiritual blessings today. Confirm in her heart and spirit the work of her hands and the love that she has so freely given to those children under Your care. Validate her worth daily so she has no reason to doubt whether she is loved, valued, and cherished in the eyes of her Heavenly Father.
  Create in her a deep sense of your protection and trust, so that worry and fear will disappear as she places her loved ones into Your care. Let her know that every prayer she has prayed and every encouraging word she has spoken on behalf of her children/grandchildren has been transformed into sweet, fragrant offerings before Your throne.
   Whisper deep within her spirit the sweet words she longs to hear from You—that nothing can ever separate her from Your love. Help her to nestle daily into the promises of Your Word, standing with faith on the things You declare are true. Let her know that You reward faithfulness, but that true success doesn’t lie in her accomplishments or accolades. Let her rest in the knowledge that she has done all she can—and that she and those she loves—truly belong to you. Bless her with a servant spirit so she can teach her own the joy of hearing one day, “Well done!”

Remove any guilt, false or real, and replace with Your amazing grace and forgiveness. Help her see her children or grandchildren through Your eyes, knowing that in Your hands is the safest place they can ever be. Calm every doubt, and strengthen her confidence in the Only One who can bring good out of any situation.

Teach her that she cannot meet every need of her child’s life, but that You can. Give her wisdom and guidance to train those precious children in Your path, and then to leave the results to You, Lord. Help her to love without limitations, to pray without ceasing, and to live without regrets. Bless her with such a sweet dependency on You that she will acknowledge her inadequacies, yet recognize and accept Your reward of praise—and Your sense of pleasure in having her as Your own beloved child.
  Where prayers may still seem unanswered, and dreams are not yet realized, open her eyes to see beyond this world to a Hope that never disappoints, and to a Father who will never leave or abandon her. Give her the courage to persevere even in the most difficult moments of her life. Bless her with honesty, integrity, and a playfulness that shows her children she is human, yet unswerving in her desire to know You.
Let her joy be contagious; let her passion be pure, and let her life overflow with all the blessings she deserves—on special days, and on every day of her life.
In Jesus name Amen” 

1 Comment

  1. Judy Barnick

    Thank you Judy so much for the Mother’s Prayer. I have forwarded it onto mothers I know, praying that they would be blessed by it like I was. I have not been receiving your daily devotions so I did go into your website and resubscribed. I hope that takes care of it. I am back at work full-time so Chad and Aaron can help Loren with the field work. If all goes well they should get done planting by Wednesday evening. This past winter we decided to sell our home in Baja. It’s getting too far to drive and more work than Loren and I can do anymore. We listed it with a realtor from Desert Realty in San Felipe, but as of yet it has not sold. We did get an offer that was significantly lower than our asking price, but I just sent a counteroffer, so we’ll see how interested they really are. We will miss our friends and the beauty of the ocean and it’s creatures, but we know that God will have something else for us to enjoy. I also read Al’s last entry and really enjoyed it. I printed it out for Loren to read, I know it will excite him. Bless you both in your ministry. Love, Judy

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