The Nativity (7): A Mother’s Prayers

Mothers all over the world seek God’s help as we pray.  We ask for wisdom to teach our children what is most important, the ability to love them in the ways they need, and for God’s will to manifest in their lives.

My Prayer:

For my children’s well being and my ability to support them, I pray.

Scriptural Touchstone:

Nativity choir statues by Jill K H Geoffrion

The disciples were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers. Acts 1:14 (NRSV)

Invitation to Prayer:

As you think of your children, or other younger people you love, what prayers are emerging in your body, mind, heart, and imagination? Pray them now.


Nativity choir statues by Jill K H Geoffrion

The nativity in the outer choir sculptures (1521-1535) at the Chartres Cathedral in France. These sculptures were recently restored.

Other posts in this series:

The Nativity (1): Christmas Love
The Nativity (2): Touching
The Nativity (3): Pondering Jesus’ Birth
The Nativity (4): Blessing
The Nativity (5): Animal Companions
The Nativity (6): Touching God


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