A Prayer for the Mama with Two Under Two

DD turns two today. It’s a bittersweet thing to be leaving the two-under-two club, though I think that it’s a club where once you’re a member, you’re always a member. For all those Mama’s who still have days or months left with two under two, you are in my prayers. You have a special place in my heart because I feel your joy and know so well the challenges you face day in and day out. I’ve been there and the struggle is real; but it’s also a beautiful place. This is my prayer for you:

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Lord, please bless this Mama who is raising two, beautiful babies for You.

You have deemed her worthy of such a role; You have gifted her these two blessings and therefore You will also give her the grace necessary to face each waking moment.

Fill her with your joy.

Fill her with your peace.

Fill her with your patience.

Grant her the love, kindness, gentleness and understanding she needs, both for her babies and also for herself.

Strengthen her, energize her and help her see the beauty in each day with her little ones.

Bless her with the sleep she needs.

Bless her with quiet waking moments to rest, to care for herself and to recharge.

Bless her and her family with good health always, but especially during this season.

Even though her life is moving so fast and is passing in a blur, help her to slow down and notice each baby smile, to appreciate each little giggle because as hard as it might be to remember in this season, babies don’t keep.

Help her to enjoy her two under two; if that is hard for her, teach her how to enjoy this season.

You are her help, Lord.  Send her family, friends and babysitters to support her and encourage her.

Bless her marriage and her spouse; help them to cleave to one another during this time, to support one another and to meet each others needs.  Protect them from evil influences and temptations always, but especially during this season.

Pour out Your love and help on this Mama, Lord, so that she is full of every necessary grace and can therefore turn and pour out all good things on her family.  Amen.

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Mama, this prayer is my parting gift to you. May it bless you and strengthen you. You are in my heart, you are in God’s heart and you are fulfilling His divine work. I marvel at the generous love you pour out on your family each day. You are a true warrior, a hero to your babies. And don’t you ever forget that.