Dear Lord,

You see how anxious she is not knowing what her kids’ schedule will look like this fall. Will their school doors open? Will there be remote, in-person learning, or a little bit of both? Will the new guidelines be difficult for her child to follow? Will her kids be okay mentally and emotionally among their peers and as they eat their lunch?

So many questions with little answers right now.

Her heart is weary.

She’s craving routine. She knows even those answers could change in a split second just like life turned upside down March 2020 and new unknowns arise each day.

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Comfort her with your love and peace in this time of social distancing, masks, ever-changing rules, turbulent emotions, losses, and more.

When she feels the desire to control the outcome and worry endlessly about every detail in her child’s life, help her surrender her plans and desires to yours. 

When panic and fear attempt to overtake her in the quiet of the night, help her feel your love and the light of your presence. 

Grant her encouragement and hope that this crisis won’t last forever and if routines look different, her children will still be OK. They’ll still be loved by their teachers and staff. They’ll be supported and cared for as they were before. She’ll be okay, too. 

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When she’s tempted to despair and doubt your goodness, help her remember you have a plan and purpose for her family, even in times of great trial and uncertainty. 

Show your strength, goodness, and love in her life today.

Calm her fears and anxieties in Your name we pray, 


Samantha Krieger

Samantha Krieger is a pastor's wife and mom to four children, 12 and under. She's the author of Quiet Time: A 30-day Devotional Retreat for Moms in the Trenches. She writes from rural Colorado and enjoys connecting with readers on her personal blogFacebook and Instagram.