This Sunday night, as I prepare to start a new week, I'm seeking God's assistance to guide me through the hardship of leaving my daughter for work. I wrote this prayer to guide me and thought it might give other working moms as much peace as it's given me.
You have blessed me with abundance.
You have given me the gifts of a husband and child(ren).
You have have blessed me with gifts and talents
which I use to care for my family;
among these is the ability to work to provide
for their material needs.
Grant me the patience to balance work and family,
the peace to leave the difficulties of the job at the door,
and the energy to care for my family when I return home.
Lord, watch over my family while I am away,
keep them healthy and safe.
When I am with them,
give me the grace to be Your Love in their lives.
In all that I do,
in work and at home,
may I glorify you
and be the Light to those around me.
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