Prayer for those who don’t get along with their parents; Prayer for estranged family members
Good morning friends. I read this post earlier this morning: “What should I get mother”? It talks about a woman’s journey in her strained relationship with her mom. I am so thankful and happy her story has a happy ending, or shall I say a happy new beginning? 🙂 She calls what happened a “redefining moment“.
I read through some of the comments on that post, and it was so disheartening to see how many people experience difficult relationships with their parents – even in their old age! Yes, I have heard of many other sad situations in the past. I guess I will unfortunately still hear of more sad situations in the future – where parents, children, and other family members just seem to have such painful, tumultuous relationships. I remember the other day a woman in her 60’s was talking about how she still has so many serious problems with her mom, who is now in her 80’s! 🙁
Some people have told me stories of thankfulness tinged with regret, how they had difficult relationships with a parent until the very end, maybe a few months or days before this parent passed away. They experienced such joy and gratitude when these relationships were restored, but their gratitude was tinged with some regret, because they wished they could have experienced this restoration years and years ago.
Other people have shared with me stories of pure regret, where they wish they had made more of an effort with their parents before they passed away. They wish they could turn back the hands of time.
This morning, I am praying for everyone who has a difficult relationship with a parent. I am praying for those who experience stress, pain, and frustrations from dealing with their parent(s) on a regular basis. I am praying for those who are barely hanging on, for those who have almost given up, and for those who have completely given up on a relationship with their parents.
This morning, I am praying for everyone who has an estranged family member – be it an estranged mother, father, daughter, son, sister, brother, cousin, uncle, aunt, husband, wife, or child. I am praying for you all today. As you read, I pray that God will use this post as a point of contact. As you read, let us together go before the throne of grace!
I pray that by God’s grace and in Jesus name, you will find your “redefining moment“. I pray that God will turn things around and that in the ways that truly matter, you will find new beginnings in your relationship with each other. I pray that God will grant you patience, wisdom, and understanding. I pray that God will guide you and teach you and help you to know what to do, what to say, and what not to say. I pray that God will heal you, comfort you, restore you and strengthen you. I pray that God will help you to let go of the past and look ahead to the beautiful future He has in store for you!
Dear Friend, I pray that you will always remember that even though you can’t control other people’s actions, you can always control your own behavior. I pray that you will never underestimate God’s mighty power. I pray that even when it seems like it is taking so long, you will keep doing your best with God’s help, and you will keep on trusting God for the best. I pray that through it all, you will continue fixing your eyes on God.
I pray that you will find your redefining moment, to the glory of God! I pray that your stories and your lives will be testimonies of God’s goodness, of God’s mercy, and of God’s grace! I pray that you will experience peace that passes all understanding. I pray that the enemy will be ashamed on our account, and God will be glorified! In Jesus’ mighty name I pray, Amen.
Romans 14:19, NIV Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.
Isaiah 26:3-4, NLT You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the LORD always, for the LORD God is the eternal Rock. (Amen)
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Bomi Jolly ~ JollyNotes.com
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