2021-05-09Prayer for Mothers DayRev. Msgr. Michael J. Motta, D.Min.

Prayer for Mothers Day

Good and gracious God,
In the scriptures we are reminded
of your abundance of mothering qualities.
From eagles wings which lift us up
to nursing mothers which will not abandon us,
we are assured that you love us deeply.

Today, we pause to give thanks for the deep love of mothers.

We give thanks for those who`ve been a mother
in less traditional ways as well.

From older siblings in a motherless home
to single fathers raising children on their own,
we are thankful for the love they each share,
for the ways they each care,
and for the ways they nurture the children of the world.

At the same time, we pause to remember
those who struggle with the role of mother.

And for those who want nothing more than to be a mother
but so far have not found the path that is right for them,
or who have suffered the loss of a child.

And on this day as a nation celebrates mothers,
we remember those who cannot bring themselves to celebrate
because their mothers were less than motherly.

And we pray for those who long for an embrace from their mother
just one more time.

Loving God,
this day as we reflect on and give thanks for
mothers and mother figures in our lives,
may we recognize the reflection of you in them
and then may we each live into that reflection
not just with those we choose to call family
but with each person we meet.


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