A Weary Mama’s Morning Offering

Dear Jesus, I offer you my sufferings today.  The lack of sleep, messy house, never-ending laundry, marathon nursing sessions, and squabbling children.  I especially offer up the feeling that I am failing as a parent.  I entrust myself and my entire family to your care, knowing You are in control.

Please unite my sufferings with Yours on the cross, using them to bring others to know You.  Please comfort those who pray for a baby, those who mourn the loss of a child, and the neglected children unloved by anyone but You.

Crucifixion

Jesus, I thank you for every late night teenage heart-to-heart, every sloppy kiss and snuggle, and even the constant busyness.  Every day with my family is a gift.  Please give me Your heart and Mother Mary’s simple yes to Your will.  Guide me as I teach this to my children.

In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

 

**The picture above is one of my favorites.  I took it standing at the foot of the crucifix statue at the Black Madonna Shrine in Eureka, Missouri.

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14 thoughts on “A Weary Mama’s Morning Offering

    • Thank you, and thanks for having me! I wrote that in my head after my husband was gone all weekend on a guy’s trip. I tried cramming way too much stuff into one weekend. It was fun, but I think I got the kids in and out of the van 12 times a day (which is NOT fun for a 10-month-old and 2-year-old). I’ll never learn. God bless!

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  1. Just stopping by to say, I hope your day is better today. You and your family bless me so much. I cannot imagine, but I know God does. I know you are so dear to His heart, for bringing forth these little souls who He wanted to be born. You know they wanted to be born also! It was all done because you told God, “Yes.” Hmmmm. . . someone else did that. Oh I know, The Blessed Mother. I think you are in pretty good company there. 🙂 God Bless, SR

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    • I’m sure I will miss this craziness someday, too. I love it all, I really do. It’s just hard sometimes. Thanks so much for reading and reminding me that someday they will all be grown up. God bless.

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