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Being a mother is not an easy job, and they need prayers as they raise their children

My wife and I were both blessed with wonderful moms.

Last year was a hard year for us, as both of our moms passed away. They will be greatly missed this Mother's Day.

I started thinking about all the prayers that our moms prayed for us, and how much those prayers affected our lives. I asked myself a question, "What if all moms were prayed for as much as our moms prayed for us?"

Ephesians 6:1-3: "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and your mother which is the first commandment with a promise that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth."

One of the best ways I can think of to honor parents is to pray for them.

Their job is not an easy one to say the least. Their list of responsibilities to their children is long. They are to love, teach, train, supply your needs, be a mentor and example, discipline when needed, show wisdom, give encouragement, and this is just a small part of their responsibilities.

Guess what? They need our prayers!

Back to talking about moms. No mother is perfect, but all moms could use prayer and support.

Unfortunately, too often when a mom does something their son or daughter does not agree with, rather than to love, support and pray, rebellion seems to be the answer.

We live in an age where too much of the time, "it's all about me." It's time to stop thinking only of me and begin caring more about others.

A good place to start could be caring for our moms. Your love and concern for them brings more joy to both of you than you can measure. By the way, God is pleased as well.

My wife and I cannot begin to express the effects that our praying moms had on us. It was our joy and pleasure to pray for them as well

Your prayers and love for your mom will bring joy to both of you.

I'm praying all of you will have a very joyful Mother's Day.

Pastor Doug Shrock is the pastor at Living Water Church of God. He can be reached at 541-447-3399.

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