For a divorced mother, everyday life can bring with it high levels of stress.  This stress can drain mental, emotional and physical energy.   Here is a prayer for you that helps you speak honestly with God about your sense of weariness and will bring you renewed help and vitality as you begin to see God’s light at the end of the tunnel.

Divorced Mother’s Prayer

Lord, it’s morning now and it has come too soon.  I’m so tired.  Too tired to face another day or another responsibility.  But there are two children in bed who need my help to get ready for school.  Yes, I know they are my responsibility.

Jesus, when I got married I never dreamed  that  our love would die…that divorce was possible.  But he is gone and I’m a single parent  with this awesome task of  rearing two children.  It overwhelms me some days, and today is one of those days.  I need Your help!

There is so much going on in their lives, and I’ve got to get up and face the music.  Music?  Yes to the tune of cooking breakfast, choosing clothes for them to wear, and then taking them to school.  Honestly Lord, by that time, I’ll feel like I’ve already done a day’s work.  But then I have to go to work.  Fatigued, frazzled, and worn down describes me.  Lord, please help me keep up.

Want to hear more Jesus?  Okay, here goes.  Everything falls on me.  After work, I’ll rush to pick the children up; then take one to soccer practice and the other to a tennis clinic. When will it ever end?  I’m struggling to keep it all together.  The loose ends torment me daily!  It’s homework tonight and then bath time comes.

If only my kids would consider what I do for them every day.  Please Lord, let them just show a moment of appreciation, just once.  They don’t and won’t.  They’re so self- absorbed and into their world only.  They just do not ever consider me…how tough all this is for me.

The Bible says somewhere, friends tell me, that you are my Friend.  Please be my Friend first.  There I go, sounding like my children.  Me first,…always me first.  How did I get into such a mess?

What’s that Lord?  I’ll be stronger for having been a caring, sacrificial mother.  All things work out good for those who trust the Lord.  Yes, I’ve been told that and that’s why I’m turning to You this morning!  I’m trying to put my life in Your hands, but tomorrow is my day to sit in the courtroom.  I’m praying for a final divorce settlement, and then maybe I can move on.  This has been lingering over my head forever.

Dear Jesus, I’ll really need for You to be there; to sit beside me.  I’ve never faced a divorce settlement…the coldness of a courtroom…the finality of that which I thought would never die.  Please Lord, come sit with me.

But that’s tomorrow.  Right now I’ve got to go pick up the kids from soccer and tennis, head home to help them with their homework and then fix them something to eat.  They’ll be starving by then.

spring rain 018Oh my Lord, the sun’s peeking out through those dark clouds!  It’s as if You’re saying, “I have heard your cry my child.”  I can feel  Your presence beside me right now!  I know You’ll be with me tomorrow too.  What was that Lord?  “We can do this together just as the sun broke through those dark clouds overhead.  Wow. We can do this together.   My confidence is up Jesus, way up!

What did You just say Jesus?  “Okay, I’ll take it one day at a time.”  My Friend Jesus, did I hear You right?  You are telling me that it won’t be too long before my children will begin to appreciate me.  “Jesus, look at that sun now, it’s so bright.”  I can almost hear my child saying,” Mom, how can I help?”  Golly is that sun shining and forming a new day for me.

Now child of Mine and mother of yours, just relax.  You’re in a constant rush.  Demands may be everywhere, but they are wonderful  children , just as you are my wonderful child!

Now, be confident in your mothering, see the Son in the brightness of the sun, and believe in My plan for you and your children.  Give Me your hand and we’ll travel this parenting road together…hand in hand.”  The sun’s out!  Amen

Scriptures to Claim:

Matthew 11:28  “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  (NIV)

John 15:15: “Instead I have called you friends.”  NIV

Romans 8:28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”  NIV

Matthew 28:20: “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  NIV

Deuteronomy 4:7: “…the Lord our God is near us whenever we pray to him.”  NIV

Matthew 6:34: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry abut itself.”  NIV

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