A Working Mother's Prayer

For those of us working outside the home when we'd rather be at home with our kids...

"O Lord, since I must now entrust my precious child into the arms of another so that I may go forth to earn bread for our table, accept my offering of tears and deep regret.

Take my child, Lord - and my aching heart - and lay them together in your dear Mother's lap where both may rest secure until I come again to claim my treasures.


from "Prayers to Form a Mother's Heart" produced by the Women's Apostolate to Youth, accessed online here.


  1. I love it. God bless you for sharing that!

    A belated thanks to you, too, for your advice on the lovely city of Fargo this summer. I prayed for you and your family - especially Tiebreaker - at the gorgeous Ss. Anne and Joachim Church. =)

    1. Great news! I attended Mass at that parish several times and I agree, it is gorgeous.

  2. You should use Joachim if it's a boy!!!


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