For me, my Mother is a very positive image and I couldn’t have asked for a better role model or ideal to look up to. For all the times I tried her patience, she endured and is a constant source of inspiration for me. My prayer is that someone in your life, whether it be Mother or some other person has been a vital part of your life as my Mother has been in mine.
We often think God as Father, but that only tells half the story. God is Mother as well. The traits that we assign to Mother as nurturer, comforter and provider of unconditional love are all traits of God as well. I would invite you to think about this when you’re praying with God. Are you taking in the full nature of God? If not, give it a try. You might be surprised how God will meet you in all your thoughts and you will feel the fullness of God’s love.