Are you ready to start praying for moms? Because moms need each other right now!
A busy mom down the street from us is loud. She looks tired. She tries to control three children - older children who roll eyes, curse back, and have no respect for her.
A tired mom across town from us wants to give up. She never disciplined, so she is being controlled by her teenage sons. They laugh at her. They tell her how things are going to be, and she slowly withdraws because she feels like a failure.
A mom in another state has given up being happy. She allows electronic devices to parent in her place, because it's just too hard with some many little ones. She is easily irritated and often uses words that hurt to make herself feel better.
Maybe you're not one of those moms, maybe today is a good day. Then you're in the perfect spot to stand in the gap for another mom.
Can we pray for moms today? All mothers around planet earth - the young, the old, the tired, the happy, the energetic, the weird, the liberal, the Christian, the hurting, the sad, the lonely, the forgotten, the wild, the fun, the healthy, and the angry moms.
Can we pray for moms in our neighborhood? The ones who wave at our children as they bike ride past. Or maybe shout an alert that at car is coming. The ones who buy the cookies and calendars - every single year.
Can we pray for moms in our schools? The ones in the car pool lines judging or not judging our son's mismatched socks and wrinkled shirts. The ones who bring in cupcakes to share. And the ones who have given our children a ride home when we're sick.
Can we pray for the moms who are running late, show up too early, talk entirely too much about their perfect kids, the chipper ones, and the ones who are too shy to share what's really going on with them.
Can we pray for the moms who feel like failures. The ones who think they can write books on parenting because they've had one great day, and the moms who were up late last night cleaning up barf ... again.
Can we pray for the moms who just can't do one more day of that, the single moms, the unavailable moms, the fighting to get through it moms, the working moms, the confused moms, the teenage moms.
Can we pray for the moms who have prayed their hearts out and haven't had an answer? The ones who feel like they've spent more time on their knees crying out then rejoicing. The ones who might not even know how to pray. The ones who vent on the phone to friends.
What would happen if every mom started praying for one mom? Just one other mom? How would you feel if you found out someone somewhere ... was praying for you?