Mother’s Day Prayer from a Working Mother

Being a Mother is a 365-day year job.  Typically, they are only celebrated on Mother’s Day in the United States.  However, this blog will continue to have a prayer devoted to Mothers each day.  This one is a prayer from a working Mother and it has special appeal to me as my Mother was a working Mother.  She worked long hours as a teacher, while also being a wonderful Mother, wife, daughter, daughter-in-law and friend to many, and maintaining a steady calm that I can only wish to emulate.

This prayer is from Creighton’s online ministries:

Prayer From A Working Mother

My Loving Creator,

You know how really tired I am. On days when things are really frantic, I consider how you made the world in seven days — and then I try to remember that you aren’t asking me to re-create that feat.

Please help me to remain a loving mother to my children and to keep some balance in my life. Help me to remember that you are with me in every packed hour of every day. As I am finishing a work project or planning dinner or buying the kids shoes, (sometimes all at the same time) help me to remember your loving care for me and let me sometimes stop for a moment and just wallow in that.

Most of all, my caring Father, let me remember to ask for help and to rely on you for strength when I have none left; for patience when mine is so often gone; and for the wisdom and endless well of compassion and love I need in my job as mother.

About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog (www.teilhard.com) explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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