Comfort Me, Know Me, Hold Me

maternal image for God

Lord, when I pray to You as my Father, do not allow my human mind to limit You to my human understanding of what it means to be father or mother. I pray that our limits of human language do not hide who You truly are to every one of Your children. You are Spirit, and Your form and Your nature are so much more than I can comprehend. 

Yes, You are my Father, and yet, the Prophet Isaiah reminds me how You are also as a Mother to me. You “comfort me, as a Mother comforts her child” (Is 66:13). You know me and You will never forget me, just as a mother will never forget her child (Is 49:15). In the words of the Psalmist, I will find refuge “under Your wings” (Ps. 91:10) just like a mother bird guards her young.

Our world and our universe were created out of nothing. They were birthed into creation through Your Will and Your Love. Lord, the creative act of Your hand persists to this day. When You care for me though all of the ups, downs, and all-arounds of life, when You celebrate me by singing over me, when You hold me close to your heart, My God, that is when I am reminded of how much I am loved.


Copyright © 2023 Karianna Frey. 

Karianna Frey is a Catholic wife and mother, and an educator, author and speaker, based out of Minnesota. Growing up Baptist, she developed a deep love for the Lord, which grew as she learned more about the Catholic Church and the gift of her Sacraments.  She enjoys sharing about her journey into the Catholic Church, how our values help refine who we are, the power that prayer can have on your life, and how each and every person is created in the image and likeness of God with a specific role in His Church. She is the author of Serviam Non Serviam, The Virtuous Path, The 90-Day Morning Devotional, and The Catholic Devotional for First-Time Moms all available on Amazon. She is the editor of We are Beloved: 30 days with Thea Bowman, and a contributing author of The Ave Prayer Book for Catholic Mothers, both available from Ave Maria Press. Connect with Karianna on Instagram at @kariannafrey or by visiting

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