I am not a Mother but I am a son who has been hard on my Mother especially during my teenage and early 20s years. I am also a husband of a Mother and have seen the trials and tribulations that my two wonderful boys have put my wife through.
Mother’s Day in the U.S. is only five days away. Creighton’s Online Ministries has a wonderful site of 16 prayers by and for Mothers in all different situations. The prayer below is on the Cathedral of Home, as it is something I can relate to as a father:
The Cathedral of Home
I sit here quietly in the my room, opening my heart to you. It is so silent! But if I listen intently, I become aware of the breathing of my children in beds down the hall. They sigh softly or move in their beds quietly, nestled warmly into their dreams. These most intimate sounds, coming from the people I love most in the world, transform this room. It becomes a place of honoring you, a cathedral of joy and gratitude toward you for giving me these children.
May I always treasure these gifts you have given me. In each moment of loving them, from kisses to laundry to kitchen, may I be aware of your presence in my life in this way. Thank you!