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What should we learn from a mother’s prayer for her daughters (Ruth 1:8-9)?

Ruth 1:8-22
8 Then Naomi told her daughters-in-law, “Each of you should go back home to your mother. You have been very kind to me and my sons who are now dead. So I pray that the Lord will be just as kind to you. 9 I pray that the Lord will help each of you find a husband and a good home.” Naomi kissed her daughters-in-law, and they all started crying.

Ruth 1:6 - 18

ESV - 6 Then she arose with her daughters-in-law to return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the fields of Moab that the Lord had visited his people and given them food. 7 So she set out from the place where she was with her two daughters-in-law, and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Despite the adversities that had befallen her through the deaths of her husband and her sons (in addition to the uncertainties posed by the harsh external conditions in which she found herself), Naomi unselfishly remained primarily concerned with the welfare of her daughters-in-law (despite their not being blood relatives, and also Moabites rather than Israelites), and also still retained her faith in God's ability to care for both them (by finding them new husbands) and herself (by her willingness to send them away). 

In both those apsects, she serves as a continuing model of faith and concern for believers, both with respect to themselves, and to others in their care.

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