Week Nineteen — Verse by Verse Devotional Series — Honoring Mothers — Genesis 3:20

Sunday, May 8

Genesis 3:20 Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.

Prayer: Lord, we give thanks for the mothers of the world.

Thought for the day:  Having a mother is a universal experience.

Monday, May 9

2 Timothy 1:5 I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

Prayer: Lord God, we give thanks for the faith that mothers share.

Thought for the day: Some of the greatest sermons are preached by mothers in the nursery.

Tuesday, May 10

I Samuel 1:20 So in the course of time Hannah conceived and gave birth to a son.  She named hi Samuel, saying, “Because I asked the Lord for him.”

Prayer:  Jesus, we give thanks for the mothers who have prayed for us.

Thought for the day:  If it were not for the prayers of Monica, there may never have been a Saint Augustine.

Wednesday, May 11

I Timothy 5:5 The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help.

Prayer:  Jesus, we thank you for the any widows and single moms who have faith that adversity in life will all work out to the glory of God.

Thursday, May 12

Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.

Prayer: Lord God, though it pains us to confess it, we give thanks for the tears our mothers shed on our behalf.

Thought for the day:  The taste of tame blackberries cannot compare with that of the wild berries plucked from thorny bushes.

Friday, May 13

Proverbs 30:11 If a man curses his father or mother, his lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.

Prayer:  Lord, thank you for honorable mothers.

Thought for the day: Abandoning a child is child abuse whether the child is five or fifty.

Saturday, May 14

John 19:25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, we give thanks for the enduring love of mothers.

Thought for the day:   Mary suffered immeasurable grief because of the cross, but on the day of Pentecost she was with the disciples praying to Jesus who had returned from the dead.
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