Pocket Prayers for Mom: Peace

The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace. — Psalm 29:11

God, You are my strength during the hard times. Your grace is sufficient for me, and Your power is made perfect in my weakness.

Today I feel spread thin and overcommitted. I don’t have the strength in me to do what needs to be done. Give me the energy I need just for today. Give me time for rest and rejuvenation.

Protect my family as we run from one activity to the next. May my attitude be joyful, and may theirs be calm.

Thank You for going before our day and for Your love and strength that sustain us.

In Your Son’s name I pray, amen.

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You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. — Isaiah 26:3

Dear God, Your ways are perfect. Your will is good. You deserve all praise.
 You have promised perfect peace to those who focus on You. Help me to keep my thoughts on You. When I rush ahead to the next plan or responsibility, bring me back to You and Your goodness.

Help my children to fix their eyes on You when they experience fear or anxiety. Show them who You are, and grow their trust in You.

I am grateful for the gift of peace we have in You. Thank You for the example of faith that I see in my children’s lives.

In Your precious name I pray, amen.

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A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. — Proverbs 16:9

Father, You are above time. You know what will happen before it happens. You are the creator and ruler of all. Steady my heart today as I make to-do lists. Direct my steps. Do not let me be overcome by anxiety and fear. Direct the steps of my family today as well. Show them that Your way truly is the best way, and give them a desire to do your will.

Thank You for Your steadfast love. Thank You for giving me time to play with my children and for the joy that it brings to us all. I’m so grateful for their laughter and hugs.

In Your name I pray, amen.

Excerpted with permission from Pocket Prayers for Mom by Max Lucado, copyright Max Lucado.

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Max Lucado

Since entering the ministry in 1978, Max Lucado has served churches in Miami, Florida; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and San Antonio, Texas. He currently serves as Senior Minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. He is America’s bestselling inspirational author with more than 130 million books in print. Follow his website at MaxLucado.com Facebook.com/MaxLucado Instagram.com/MaxLucado Twitter.com/MaxLucado

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