Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Prayer for Orthodox Mothers During Holy Week

Lord, help me remember that there is sanctification in attending carefully to church serices, but also in the hearding of children during church services.

Help me offer the gift of training my children up in church with humility and joy.

Lord, have mercy on us!


  1. Thank you for this prayer. Lord have mercy!

  2. Thank you!

    Lord have mercy on us all!

    I was able to attend two Bridegroom Matins services without my kids and then Pre-Sanctified today with my in-laws (who basically took care of the kids the majority of the time). And every year our priest's family and mine share a babysitter for the 12 Passion Gospels. BUT after that, I am on my own again :) That is when I will especially need that prayer.

  3. Thank you for posting this. I spent the entire service of Holy Unction herding an almost two year old. At least we went, right?

  4. Yes, at least we go! It was actually my priest who gently encouraged me that there is spiritual benefit and offering for me in the hearding part :)

    Having said that... a baby sitter for tomight sounds nice!