A Praying Mother

Dear Mom,
There are a gazillion reasons to be thankful for you this day and every day of my life. I haven't the time to list it all, but their is one thing that has particularly stood out to me over the years, that I will mention here.

Prayer. You are a mother of prayer. I watched you pray fervently when Micah was sick. You never gave up and always held on to hope. I watched you pray in agony and tears when God took your son home to be with him. I know you did hurt and still do hurt, but even when you were weak and hurting you ran to God in prayer and found strength him. I have watched you pray for your children. You plead to the Lord that we all would walk in the fear of the Lord, because you know that he is the only one worth living for and you want us to know that too. You always take every problem to the Lord in prayer, because you know that he is the only one who can truly help. You pray for your husband and friends. You pray without ceasing for your non-believing family. You pray and it makes a difference. Whether I am single all my days or become a wife and mother someday, I desire to learn to pray the way you do. If I remain single all my days, then I want to be able to pray for family and friends and  others the way you have and continue to pray for those in your life. If ever God blesses me with a husband and children, then I want to be able to pray for them the way that you have never ceased to pray for your own husband and children.

When you get discouraged and it seems that your prayers aren't doing any good, remember that God hears all your prayers and really does care. Not only that, but there are others who are watching you just as I was watching you and just as it has blessed and encouraged me, I know that it will encourage others, too.

Thank you Mom for praying for me!
I love you so much!

Your Daughter,



  1. What an amazing post! Your mother is amazing.

  2. Thank you so much Hannah! You are a great encouragement to me. I needed to hear that today! I see God working in your life which encourages me to be persistent in prayer. God is faithful. God is teaching me that I am not responsible to change people. God is. Only God can change the human heart. This gives e great encouragement! There is nothing that I can do to change hearts, but God is so powerful and He is the only one who can change hearts, including mine! Trusting God to do the work that only He can do. I am a very blessed mother!


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