All moms see their children as special, but how do you react when the world says your son is “special needs”? With one diagnosis, your whole world seems to change in an instant. The child you thought was just a little different is now considered special for all the wrong reasons. I look at my “special” son while he sleeps and I don’t see the titles or the labels; all I see is a child who is destined to take the world by storm. I see his Autism as his super power, because he knows no shades of gray things are always quite literal with him. It’s either black or white, wrong or right. The same holds true when teaching him the word of God. He takes God’s word to be true. All his life he has been told that prayer can change things, so he believes that prayer is the key to making things better. In any situation where he is afraid, hurt, or sad, you can hear him saying to himself “Lord, help me…in Jesus name, Amen.” Once, while waiting in line in an ice cream shop, he began to get impatient and went off in a corner by himself and prayed “Lord, help me to wait for my ice cream, Amen.” A large group in front of us was so moved by his sincerity they allowed us to go in front of them. As he was handed his Ice cream, he said “this is my blessing for waiting my turn”. We all could learn a lesson from this. Accept God’s word to be true just as it is and apply as needed daily.
This post is dedicated to moms praying for a “special son.” Our task is great and the journey can be trying, but God trust us with these “special lives.” So here is a prayer just for you:
Give me the tools, the wisdom, the patience to be the best parent I can be, and give my children the mental skills they require to learn the proper behavior. Give me peace and rest and serenity, and give them tenacity, willingness, and respect. Give me a time out when I need it, as I do for them. Give me the trust and the hope that “this too shall pass” and give them the possibility that they will grow to be strong, good, honest and faithful through my parenting.
Prayer was adapted from Mom Blog
May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to __________ (Jude 1:2).
May __________ love the LORD his God with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might
May the joy of the Lord be__________’s strength (Nehemiah 8:10).
May__________be filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and
self-control (Galatians 5:22).
Let__________turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it (1 Peter 3:11).
Now may the Lord of peace Himself give__________peace at all times in every way (2 Thessalonians)
May the LORD now show__________kindness and faithfulness (2 Samuel 2:6).