New Living Translation (NLT)
17 Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless.
Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them.
As we begin 2013, it is customary to write out resolutions. I like to set goals instead. As I went out for a walk yesterday I took this photo and felt the presence of God in his awesome creation. My goal is to spend more time in God's presence and prayer.
I pray for you, my readers, who are in the midst of child rearing little ones, who have teens, or have older children. I pray that God to give you new worth in being a mom. I pray for those of you who feel alone. May God bless you abuntantly for a job well done. May he give you perserverance even when you feel like nothing you do matters. I pray that God give you the perspective and wisdom to do his will and the energy to carry it out.
I pray for your children and that you may get to really know them. I pray you know when they are hurting inside and needing attention. I pray they have good friendships and good role models.
I pray for your husband and that you understand his needs. I pray you see when he takes a back seat to the children's needs. I pray for strength in your marriage.
I pray that YOU pray also for your children and your husband.