A Prayer for Mothers’ Day

My mom Cristina in Kusadasi, Turkey

God our Father, our Mother:

We thank you today for the gift of all our mothers and grandmothers.

We give thanks for our mothers and grandmothers who have died. We ask that you keep them in your care until the time comes for us to join them in your Kingdom.

We ask your blessing upon the mothers and grandmothers who are far from us. May they know how much we love and care for them.

We pray for birth mothers who have loved their children so much they have shared the gift of their child with those who could better care for them and their needs, and give them a secure home.

And we pray for adoptive mothers, that they may always know their special role of being a true mother; a revelation of God’s love for their children.

We ask your blessing upon mothers who have lost children that, with your grace, they may have continued strength and courage.

We ask your blessing too, upon those who would very much like to be mothers but who are called to mother others in different ways.

Lord, we ask your blessing upon all the mothers in our lives. Amen.

*I have to confess I got the start of this prayer off the internet
and I adapted it to be more inclusive. I’m sorry but I don’t remember the original source.
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