Today would have been my momma’s 70th birthday.
Doris J. Sparks didn’t have a lot of money, but she had a whole lot of love, not just for her family, but for those she encountered in the world around her. More than that, she had a love for God that she shared with others, and she did her best to make sure that love for Him was instilled in me and my brothers.
She’s been gone almost 20 years, but her legacy lives on.
If I know nothing else about my momma, I know she loved God with every fiber of her being, and I know she prayed for me and my brothers. I have no doubt my brothers and I are still living on the strength of those prayers.
Today in honor of my mother, I’m asking that you join me in taking the time to pray for your children. If you’re anything like me, you pray for your kids all the time, but today pray for things that will have value for them not only for today, but in the future too. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
- Protection during their daily activities
- Discernment about their activities
- Discernment about all their relationships
- Their future spouse
- Their children (your grandchildren)
- Their friends
- Their teachers
- Their future career
- Ways you can be a better momma to your children
- Their obedience
Whether you dream of the day someone will call you momma or whether your kids are adults with kids of their own, it’s never too early or too late to pray for your children and help them develop a relationship with God. Long after you’re gone, those prayers and that relationship will live on.
Happy Birthday, Momma. I hope I’ve made you proud.