Dear Father God, thank You that You were the one that instituted the role of the family in our lives, where children are brought up in a secure home, and where loving parents provide for their children in a safe, secure and nurturing environment.
Thank You also for the wider family and today Lord, I particularly want to bring before You the role of mothers-in- law within the family unit.
Sadly Lord the role of “mother-in-law” has too often become a target of cruel jokes and yet I praise You for the grace and wisdom of this special person within the extended family, who can be such a source of encouragement and wisdom, both to the parents and to their grand-children.
Give grace and wisdom to all women who have been called into the important role of Mother-in-law. Endue each one with godly virtue and gracious wisdom, so that they may to know when to offer wise counsel, while having the discernment to know when to quietly withdraw.
I pray that You would curb any critical attitude they may have towards their daughter-in law or son-in-law, but rather I pray that the role of mother-in-law may increasingly become a be a source of great help, valued encouragement and gracious wisdom. This I ask in Jesus' name,