A Mother’s Day Prayer
Loving God, we give you thanks for the many gifts you have given us;
the gift of life and the gift of those who love us.
We thank you today for the gift of our mothers.
We give thanks for mothers who have died and for the unique way they have revealed your love for us.
We ask that you bless them and keep them in your care until the time comes for us to join them in your Kingdom.
We ask your blessing upon the mothers we cannot see at the moment.
May they know how much we love and care for them.
We pray for birth mothers and for adoptive mothers.
We ask your blessing upon mothers who have lost children through stillbirth, cot death, accident and tragedy, war and violence that they may have your continuing strength and courage.
We ask your blessing too, upon those who would very much like to be mothers but who are having trouble having a child.
We ask your blessing on all Mothers.
Give them the strength to live the faithful and loving lives you call them to live.
Protect and guide them.
Keep them in your care.
We ask this blessing in the name of Jesus, our Lord.