3 Poems To Encourage A Mother’s Heart

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A dear, seasoned homeschooling mother and mentor, Monica O. shared these beautiful poems in a support group recently. I was so blessed by them, I asked her if I could turn them into printables to share, and she graciously gave me permission to do so.  Thank you, Mrs. O! 

I hope you’re encouraged by them as much as I am! 

You can print them off by simply right clicking on the image and downloading it to your computer. They are formatted to fit a regular 8.5 x 11″ sized piece of printer paper. 

Poem #1: A Mother’s Prayer

Author unknown.

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Lord, who am I to teach the way

to little children day by day,

so prone myself to go astray?


I teach them knowledge, but I know

how faint the flicker, and how low

the candles of my knowledge glow


I teach them power to learn and do

but only now to learn anew

my own great weakness through and through


I teach the love of all mankind

and all God’s creatures, but I find

my love comes lagging far behind


I teach them, Lord, to listen to me,

but every day I plainly see,

how I do not listen to THEE.


I teach them how to speak kindly,

yet I use language most unholy,

and say things that are ungodly


I teach them anger not to use,

yet so often I my temper lose

when I am having a day of blues.


Lord, if their guide I still must be,

oh, let my little children see,

Their mother leaning hard on THEE.

Poem #2: Prayer Of A Young Mother’s Heart

Author unknown.

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Oh give me patience when wee hands

Tug at me with their small demands

And give me gentle and smiling eyes

Keep my lips from hasty replies.

And let not weariness, confusion, or noise

Obscure my vision of life’s fleeting joys.

So when in years to come my home is still,

No bitter memories its room may fill.

Poem #3: What I Would Tell My Younger Self

Adapted from Darlene Schacht, the Time Warp Wife.

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Encourage More

Nag Less

Pray more

Worry Less

Listen More

Fight Less

Kiss More

Complain Less

Smile More

Criticize Less

Laugh More

Stress Less

Sing More

Sigh Less

Hug More

Hurry Less

Love More

Never Less

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