A Mother’s Prayer

I cannot stop thinking about all those poor mothers (And fathers, grandfathers, grandmothers, siblings, etc) who lost loved ones yesterday.  Their tiny babies swept from their arms.  There are no words.  It is unimaginable, indescribable.  This fallen, fallen world.  I realize again.  He holds my children in the palm of his hand.  They are his, not mine.  They are his to take care of, not mine…not in the big picture.  I clothe them, I feed them, I bathe them, I kiss them, I love them…but He holds them.  He watches over them always.  All their days are determined by Him and that is all part of his good and sovereign plan.  I spent yesterday morning praying and praying for their protection. I felt so burdened for my girls safety.  A few hours later I heard the news about the shooting in Connecticut and realized- that could have been Cora.  That could have been any of my nieces or nephews.  What if I had prayed for their safety (like many parents would have that morning) and then they were taken.  Then I am reminded, that is all I can do.  Pray and trust.  Trust and pray.

That is why I thought I would share this song.  A Mother’s Prayer by Kristyn Getty.  The most beautiful song I have ever heard regarding motherhood and so true when she sings, “Father, hear my ceaseless prayer, keep her in your care.”

8 Responses to A Mother’s Prayer

  1. Betty says:

    I listened to this last night on your facebook page and cried, then went in Levi’s room and just prayed and prayed over him. What a sinful fallen world. I like how Danelle said on one of her recent posts, We hold our loved ones loosely, knowing God holds them so very tight. Matt and I talked late into the night last night. What if this was our precious Levi, or Noah, or niece or nephew.

  2. Its been heavy on my mind as well. Beautiful song, thanks for sharing!

  3. bchallies says:

    Beautiful! Precious little ones…

  4. Susanna says:

    This whole thing definitely hits home more than ever since Micah is in first grade! His teacher looks a lot like the young teacher who saved many of her students by hiding them in her closet and taking bullets for them. What a hero she is! A tragic, tragic thing. May people in that town run to God in this time and for many, develop a relationship with him for the first time!

  5. maryanne says:

    I know. So, so sad. The only aspect that brings me comfort, is to know that if any of my little ones were lost…they would be immediately with the Lord. Safe. Safer than they could ever be with me….

  6. Amanda says:

    This is such a beautiful song. Thank you for posting this. My only comfort during this time is that the Lord is indeed holding my son in His hands. I found your blog through Betty’s, and I enjoy reading it. Thank you for posting.

  7. admin says:

    Thanks Amanda. Our hope is definitely in Him and Him alone!

  8. Beth says:

    What a beautiful song…and such a sad topic. I still think of those families daily. I just cannot imagine the pain they continue to go through.

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