What About Prayer?

a silhouette of a woman kneeling down with her hands in the air, praying, thanking, and surrendering to god.


Excerpt from Living Learning Loving,
Lessons of Insight and Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood
“Loving the Power of Prayer”

Prayer can be a scream, a cry, or a whisper.
Prayer is forgiving ourselves and others.
Prayer is pleading with Almighty God.
Prayer is yearning to have our way.
Prayer is a conversation.
Prayer is being grateful.
Prayer is being sorry.


When one of my children hurts, call it codependent if you like, I hurt. I pray and pray and pray in all of these ways. No matter their age because it seems to me the pain is the same whether they are four or forty-four. I once made a promise that whatever else happened in my life I would not stop praying. I had stopped for many years. Life wasn’t that different without prayer – until I came to a place where life was so out of control and the grief so sharp, I knew I must pray.


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Gail Cawley Showalter
   I raised three children as a single mother before I remarried. I have experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years I know a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. I am the founder of SMORE for Women, a nonprofit whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered. I'm a Certified Professional Coach and my stories have been published in several books and magazines. My book, Living Learning Loving is available on Amazon.

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  1. Thank you for sharing!

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