Prayer For A Single Mom
Dear God, she seems to bear the weight of the world on her shoulders, but to carry it more lightly than I think I would. I see her balancing work and home, money and no money, friends who no longer make time to see her, and I send up a prayer for her.
Her old friends have moved on with their lives, and in truth, she doesn't have much in common with them anymore. She is lonely, loving God. She would like company but doesn't want to make time for new relationships because her waking hours are already full: she is a mother. She walks when gas is too expensive for the car and forgoes new clothes so her child can have shoes.
This is not how her life started out, but circumstances changed from her life of privilege to this life she embraces so fully. Her life is difficult and she seems so tired much of the time, but I am inspired by the love she has for her child.
Give her the strength to put in long hours each day; the courage to face those who dismiss her with blaming and knowing nods; the ability to maintain her loving life at home; and the deepest knowledge in her heart that you love her.
O God, wrap your arms of love around me and embrace me with your unconditional love, for I feel lonely and unloved. I have a lot to deal with lately, and I have to do it doing it alone. I pretend to be okay when I am with my children because I know they need me to be strong for them. Give me divine strength that I may be able to continue being there for them. Be my source of strength when I am weak and keep me healthy so that I can take care of my children. In Jesus' name, I pray, Amen.
Dear God, I am dealing with anger, depression, bitterness, and anxiety. I am insecure, and I keep questioning my self-worth. When I am alone, I keep worrying about my children's future, bills, and my career. Those people that I called friends have turned against me. They keep laughing at me and do not want to associate with me. O Lord, this betrayal by people I trusted has left me feeling very insecure and unworthy. Lord, restore me. Please give me the joy of your salvation and lift my head high. In Jesus' name, I pray, Amen.
Dear God, my sister is hurting since the divorce. She keeps crying and is very depressed. Lord, even though it may seem that you're far off right now, you are not. You never sleep nor slumber. You're always there for your children. Please remind her that you will never leave her nor forsake her. Manifest your presence in her life that she may know you're there with her. Take loneliness far away from her heart and fill her heart with love and courage to face life. Give her beauty instead of ashes and let your name be glorified. In Jesus' name, I pray, Amen.
Lord, I did not sign up for this. The burden is too much, but I cannot run away from my children and responsibilities. My strength is dried up, and the enemy keeps attacking me with thoughts of condemnation because of what happened between my husband and me. But Lord, you know what happened; I did not expect or want this. I thought everything was okay now; I am bitter, lonely, and afflicted. You are my refuge. Please send help from your sanctuary. Redeem me O God from all my troubles. In Jesus' name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Heavenly Father, manifest your presence in the lives of single mothers all over the world. Instead of shame, please give them a double portion. Remind them of your love and that you are their husband and redeemer. Some of them are hurting so badly, and they have closed their hearts. Please help them to open their hearts to you that you may comfort and heal them. Lord let them know that you love them and that they are the apple of your eyes, In Jesus' name, I pray, Amen.
Heavenly Father, everything that is happening in my life has left me feeling overwhelmed, and I don't have anywhere to turn to but to you. Lord, you know the burden that I'm carrying, putting food on the table, and ensuring that all my children are happy. Lord, it is so hard, and I feel so discouraged. Lift my soul O Lord and help me to focus on you even as I juggle so many things. Be my guide in all that I do in Jesus' name, Amen.
Father God, the creator of all, thank you for accepting me as your daughter. Thank you for loving me with all my flaws. Dear God, playing the role of father and mother in the lives of my children is taking a toll on me. I do not know how to balance life anymore. There are so many things that I have to do now for my family. I don't think I can manage this I feel like giving up. Please help me to find a balance so that I can have time to myself and get some rest. May I find rest in you that I may be able to operate from the point of overflow and bring up my children in your ways. In Jesus' name, I believe and pray, Amen.