Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Here I am, Lord...

"Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will," (Psalm 40) we read and prayed in yesterday's Mass readings.

Yes, here I am, Lord, I'm tired and my arms are sore from carrying around a fussy baby. But, here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.

Lord, here I am, I'm feeling unaccomplished as I run around the household trying to catch up with my tasks here. But, here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.

Yes, it's me, Lord, I'm happy and content within my vocation as a mother; I thank you for your many blessings and I come to do your will.

Lord, my child has gone astray and I am worn out and worried, however, here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.

Here I am, Lord looking at overflowing clothes hampers, a sink full of dishes and children fussing, but I am here to do your will.

Here I am, Lord, feeling unappreciated and invisible, but here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.

Lord, it's me feeling battered by outside criticisms from a society that puts down a mother's dedication and work in the home, but here I am, Lord; I've come to do your will.

Here I am, Lord; spending far more time in my vehicle than I would like. But, here I am, Lord; I've come to do your will.

Here I am, Lord, humbled and blessed in this marvelous vocation of motherhood, I come to do your will--knowing that you know all and have everything under control for all eternity! Yes, Lord! I've come to do your will - always and forever!

Please, dear Lord grant me the grace to recognize You everywhere and always in my life. Help me to see that as I care for my family, I am doing Your will. Each day is yet another opportunity to turn to You and ask for Your blessings and strength to carry out my mothering with grace. Amen

6 comments:

Barb, sfo said...

Thank you for this prayer, and its reminder to always put ourselves in God's presence no matter what work we are doing or what our mood.

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Thanks, Barb. Yes, we can truly put ourselves in His presence 24/7. Please Lord grant us the grace to recognize You everywhere and always. Amen.

Sarah said...

AMEN. Here I am Lord, with the cranky toddler and the howling dog and the (thank you!) sleeping infant and the not-so-full-of-grace mindset...

Tracy said...

Thank you for posting this prayer, I really needed this after a difficult day with my kids today, I printed this out and put it up where I can read it again and again.

Blessings

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Amen, Sarah! I hope everyone settles down. :) All will be well.

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Hi Tracy,

You are very welcome.

God bless,
Donna