A Working Mother's Prayer
For those of us working outside the home when we'd rather be at home with our kids...
"O Lord, since I must now entrust my precious child into the arms of another so that I may go forth to earn bread for our table, accept my offering of tears and deep regret.
Take my child, Lord - and my aching heart - and lay them together in your dear Mother's lap where both may rest secure until I come again to claim my treasures.
from "Prayers to Form a Mother's Heart" produced by the Women's Apostolate to Youth, accessed online here.