Proverbs 31:25-30 (NIV)
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. 27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 29 “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” 30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. (Bible gateway)
Today is a celebration of women, of mothers around the world. Mothers come in many forms, not all have given birth, but if a women has invested in someones life, then they too are to be celebrated as a mother. Today I decided to share a simple prayer thanking God for women and reminding us of some of the ways He provides for us in our daily lives.
I come right now first saying thank You. Thank You for being the God that You are, for being our comforter and guide, for being our everything when we just can’t express to You what we need. Father thank You for hearing our hearts, for hearing our tears, and for wrapping Your loving arms around us. Today oh God, we celebrate the women in our lives. We appreciate the uniqueness that You have given to each of us, because You created us knowing our purpose and knowing what we would each need to fulfill it. Father there are times where we are bombarded in life, and it seems like the madness never ends, but Father we thank You that You are our help when we call on You. We thank You that when we mention Your name You give us peace. We thank You Father that we when call on You , You give us hope, Father we thank You because You are our strength and that is what You give to us. Father this day is not always a happy day for many, so for those that need that extra hug, that extra dose of love Father I ask that You would hold them in the safety of Your loving arms. Comfort them as the sun rises and the night falls reminding them of what is and what was good. Father on this day I ask in them name of Jesus that You would strengthen our minds, bodies and souls. Help us to continue to stand on the shoulders and prayers of the women that came before us. Breathe a new breath in us so that we may continue to do a good work that is not only pleasing to You, but where we can also find joy, peace, rest and contentment in ourselves Father I pray that You would continue to cover us, our children and our families. We love You Father, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.