Today, give me the guidance I need to be the best mother I can. Give me patience when when I'm fed up, give me strength when I'm exhausted and see the things I have to do piling up around me, give me serenity when every little thing goes wrong. Help me see the beauty when my child smiles and the openness to smile back regardless of what else is going on. Let me act out of love and only love. Remind me that I am doing the most important job in the world, and that I am never alone because You are beside me every step of the way.