A Mother’s Prayers

A Mother’s Prayers

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

In the more than 2,000 songs he composed, Peter Philip Bilhorn focused on many themes. Born in Illinois in 1865, he had a strong musical background, having studied formally. He later worked with evangelist Billy Sunday. In 1896, his thoughts turned to his mother. Reflecting on her role in his life, he wrote a song called “My Name in Mother’s Prayer.”

He wrote about his “days of careless youth when life was fair and bright.” One day, he passed his mother in prayer and saw her kneeling. He heard her call out his name. At the time, her prayers did not mean much to him. But after she died, Bilhorn realized the impact she had made on his life.

As he thought about her prayers, he looked forward to seeing her “when I cross the Jordan’s tide, and meet her over there,” when they would praise the Lord together.

Many people know that a mother’s prayers can be powerful in the lives of her children. Many women have followed the example of Hannah, praying diligently for their children and seeing the fruit of this commitment.

Today, remember your mother, whether or not she is alive. Whether you are a mother or father or have no children, remember the power of prayer. Pray for your children, your family, your country, and its leaders. Andre member to pray for people specifically by name.