Home » Prayers » Days of Prayerful Service (a parent’s prayer)


Days of Prayerful Service (a parent’s prayer)

Dear God,

The sun rises. My busy day begins.
You’ve  placed these tasks before me
And shown me ways to serve.
Let this be a Martha / Mary day,
A day of work and prayer combined.

The phone rings. The baby cries.
The school child asks for answers.
The mail arrives. The bills appear.
The laundry piles. The cooking waits.
House-cleaning is on hold.

The sun sets. My busy day is done.
Calls answered, baby fed, homework checked,
Bills paid, laundry washed, dusting done.
Groceries in and supper planned
Some quiet moments seized for rest, for me.

Amen, amen
In short, a Martha / Mary day
Another day of prayerful service

Share this:

Sister Carol Meyers

Sister Carol Meyers

Sister Carol Meyers volunteers as a Montessori consultant and as a tutor at The Dominican Literacy Center att St. Cyprian Parish in River Grove, Illinois. She also serves as lector and offers time to a Kindergarten class and the RCIA program.

Inspiration search

Finding the right words difficult? Search our resources to find the perfect prayer, or be inspired by a quote that you can share with others.

  • Topics

  • Type of inspiration

  • Author

  • Reset

Are you in need of prayer?

You're not alone.
We'd like to pray for you.

Meet Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Leader, teacher, immigrant, healer. Saint of God.

Learn more