To all wonderful women, whether you are a biological mother, stepmother, adoptive mother, spiritual mother, or soul friend, may you be reminded that each one of you is created in the image of God. You were knit together in your mother’s womb. You are a unique, one-of-kind work of art from our great, loving, and creative God.
May you find your identity, not in the titles you’ve been given, the awards you have won or the opinions of others, but because you bear His image. May He protect you from debilitating fear in dehumanizing comparisons. May you be delivered from the pressure to be someone you are not. May you experience freedom from the guilt of not being perfect.
Father, care deeply for Your daughters. Remind them with fresh, faith-fueling frequency that they are daughters of the Most High God. Captivate them consistently with the love of Jesus Christ — a love that will never let them go; a love that is greater than all of their sin. Empower them with the Holy Spirit so they may step boldly into Your calling on their lives. Give them a perspective of how You have spread Your glory and Your gospel through both the hidden and the famous women of faith throughout history.
I pray when they look at themselves in the mirror they will not become deceived by the enemy to think that the only thing that matters is their face and their figure. Instead, Lord God, help them to see a Queen Esther, a prophet Deborah, a redeemed Mary Magdalene, a successful and benevolent Lydia, a humble, receptive world-changing Mary who was the mother of Jesus.
Grant these dear sisters in Christ bold love, considerate communication, genuine empathy, mutual respect and generous forgiveness. Reward them for all they are and all they do for You and through You. In the strong name of Jesus, to the glory of God. For ever and ever. Amen