Prayers . . . on marriage and divorce
The Prayer of a Wife Forced to Work Outside the Home
Dear Lord, I am so frustrated and angry! I want to be able to raise my children, not hand them over to another woman who can't love them the way I do. I want to watch them grow. I want to instill godly values in them. I want to shape them into young adults that love and serve you. Instead, I pick them up every night just in time to rush home, fix dinner, and put them to bed. I barely see them on weekdays.
Lord, I am willing to sacrifice to stay at home with my children. I can live in a smaller house, drive a less expensive car, eat more macaroni and cheese. Please change my husband's heart. I've begged, pleaded, yelled, and cried. but he won't listen. Please make a way where there seems to be no way. Touch his heart; speak to him about our responsibilities as parents.
Help me not to become resentful and bitter about this Lord, forgive me for lashing out at him in anger. Give me patience until I can be a stay-at-home mom. Help me to cherish every moment I have with my children. I pray for a hedge of protection around them while we're separated each day. Lord, I thank you with all of my heart that your eyes are always upon them.
"I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry,
whether living in plenty or in want.
I can do everything through Him
who gives me strength."
Date this page was last edited: July 24, 2004